• Record Label: Caroline
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2020
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. Jun 17, 2020
    8
    An intense 38 minutes with Jehnny Beth. The album expertly shifts from intimate and sensitive to powerful and explosive, such as on 'I'm The Man.' 'We Will Sin Together' is probably the highlight of this record with its deep electronic notes and sinister vocals. The influence of the producer Flood is obvious from the first track given its similarities to 'Alabaster' from Foals' Total LifeAn intense 38 minutes with Jehnny Beth. The album expertly shifts from intimate and sensitive to powerful and explosive, such as on 'I'm The Man.' 'We Will Sin Together' is probably the highlight of this record with its deep electronic notes and sinister vocals. The influence of the producer Flood is obvious from the first track given its similarities to 'Alabaster' from Foals' Total Life Forever (if you haven't heard them both, play them back to back). Some tracks don't quite hit the mark; French Countryside is very mediocre and Joe Talbot's feature on How Could You is not as good as you would expect from the IDLES frontman. A good debut. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 16, 2020
    77
    This is an imperfect, imprecise project—but that’s the beauty of it.
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    80
    If you enjoy the dark imaginings of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, this is worth immersing yourself in.
  3. 70
    To Love is to Live works best when Beth channels solemnity rather than bombast. The relentless bursts of energy that punctuate the record are often thrown as wild haymakers, yet it’s the cerebral moments before they land that deliver the most rewarding blows.