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Love Hates What You Become

Lost Under Heaven

Love Hates What You Become

Second full-length studio release from Manchester art-rock duo Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton, known for his Grammy-winning work with St. Vincent, Swans, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    With their sophomore record, LUH deliver consistently haunting instrumental melodies and deeply impassioned lyrics that serve as an opulent tonic to the cultural apathy they rebel against
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    With Love Hates What You Become, Lost Under Heaven hit you in the heart right out of the gate, but then spend the rest of the album building you back up, hammering a crack into reality to let the light in
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    Fearless, life-affirming and without compromise
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    They manage to pack such a powerful emotional punch across these 10 tracks. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Music for the here and now
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  6. 8.0 |   The 405

    It’s not all is doom and gloom for this incredibly insightful and talented duet. Sure, there are heavy, darker and less helpful moments throughout, but there are numerous instances that are life-affirming and searching for hope as well
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Love Hates lacks some of the naive charm of their debut and a couple of attempts at Garbage-style industrial pop set the album off on the wrong foot. But the all-or-nothing passion that courses through "The Breath Of Light" and "For The Wild" is quite something. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Love Hates What You Become emotionally confronts indifference in modern life, whether represented in political and social developments or environmental and societal collapse
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  9. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    On their second album, Ebony Hoorn and WU LYF’s Ellery Roberts sell a mix of motivation and despair with sheer bombast
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  10. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Love Hates What You Become is an accomplished record, full of sweeping vistas and life-affirming sunsets, but I can’t shake this feeling that somehow I’ve been here before
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  11. 4.0 |   NME

    The industrial art-rock duo’s second album is swollen with a sense of importance, but the bombast and lyrical vagueness means it often sounds like Imagine Dragons with a Goldsmiths degree
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  12. 4.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The collection as a whole has a very somber, almost depressive quality to it and, with times as difficult as they are now (thank you Brexit), it’s certainly not the album to listen to if you need a audible pick-me-up
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