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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Kentucky rock band l;ed by Tony Esposito was produced by Jay Joyce.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    This is hook-laden power-pop with one eye on the world's arenas. [4 Oct 2019, p.55]
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    You Deserve Love packs plenty of pop hooks into its short runtime without losing any of its rock swagger. White Reaper are playing like they have nothing to lose on You Deserve Love, and the record is all the better for it.
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Everything is streamlined and stitched together with consummate finesse by producer Jay Joyce. None of this good-time, borderline silly music is going to earn the band any critical hosannas and anyone who had hopes that the group would ditch this sound and go back to howling garage punk is going to feel let down. That being said, people who don't take their music too seriously might find that You Deserve Love is just the kind of record to put on when some mood elevation is required.
  4. 70
    You Deserve Love from its title onward is a sweetly sincere effort made for the masses, which nowadays means it’s not for everyone. But hopefully You Deserve Love continues White Reaper’s constant rise toward the arenas. It sounds like it should.
  5. Oct 24, 2019
    70
    The sheer joy behind each song here is what keeps You Deserve Love from the occasion sameness that you could find on The World’s Best American Band.
  6. Oct 22, 2019
    68
    It’s wish fulfillment as transportative as any of the prog fantasies White Reaper’s idols put to tape. On You Deserve Love, the risk and rewards are lower: White Reaper aspire to be a very good American band.
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