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Tough Love

Pulled Apart By Horses

Tough Love

Sophomore effort of alternative post-hardcore from the Leeds quartet

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Transgressive
UK Release date
23/01/2012
US Release date
31/01/2012
  1. 9.0 |   The Fly

    An album jam-packed with songs – proper, festival slaying, career-making songs
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  2. 9.0 |   The AU Review

    It’s obvious that the focus of the band is to climb to the top, but without compromising on the sound
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    They've matured into a muscular, malevolent beast. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Ensures that Pulled Apart By Horses have cemented themselves as one of the most exciting punk bands in the contemporary UK scene
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    11 brutal songs that you could work your way through on the most meagre of lunch breaks – go back to your desk feeling like Clark Kent on a Ritalin overdose
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Exactly the kind of second album you would want from Pulled Apart By Horses
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    It's effortlessly thrilling, but perhaps not for the faint of heart
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    This is a record you'll be revisiting for years to come. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    A relentless and ridiculous - but occasionally repetitive - record of raucous rowdiness
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Pulled Apart By Horses continue to be a devastating whirlwind of energy and it looks like they have plenty of that energy left to continue for a while yet
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  11. 7.0 |   BBC

    Tough Love is swagger and bile in the main, but it’s certainly not executed with knuckleheaded abandon
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  12. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Tough Love doesn’t just pack a punch, but suggests a serious face/mirrorball encounter that will leave many a listener reeling
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  13. 7.0 |   DIY

    An album will stay ringing in your ears long afterwards
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  14. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Pulled Apart By Horses play a vein of alt-rock/post-hardcore that recalls a porridge of influences including early Deftones, Fugazi and Biffy Clyro
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  15. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    An album that hasn’t just improved on their debut, it’s completely surpassed it
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  16. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Light-hearted screamo, somewhere between Black Flag and Black Lace. Print edition only

  17. 4.0 |   State

    A dismal, unnecessarily turgid trudge back through the early ’90s with only a sarcastic grin for company
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  18. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    A potentially propulsive album that simply doesn’t know when to pull back and allow some breathing space
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  19. 3.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Nearly always dull, bland, and very hard to be interested in
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