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Love/Hate

29 Oct. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Oct. 2007
  • Release Date: 29 Oct. 2007
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 35:37
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  • ASIN: B001KEB7DE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,310 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cholts on 24 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm always surprised when I read that people consider this to be a complete departure from their first album 'Everything is'. Both are excellent but I think this is a marginally better album. It's not a departure, it's an evolution of the sound. Sure, it's more mature, and I can see why people don't like that from their rock stars, but it's still got the core of anguished vocals and heavy guitars. I'd say it's got an equal number of proper rock songs as 'Everything is', and rather than the rest being Nirvana-derivative 'Not Everyone' and 'Shot down' , and reflective 'Behind Your Eyes' and 'Intermission' - some excellent songs, but here comes the point - 'Love/Hate''s lighter offerings are more rounded pop-rock such as 'Bitter End' and 'Future Wife'.

Comparing 'Love/Hate' to Snow Patrol is ridiculous and pure hyperbole. This album is full of angular chugging guitars, interesting cadences, energetic vocals and driving-rhythms. Just listen to the blistering entrance of 'Forget My Name', and 'Painless''s guitar solo. On the whole it's not that different from their first album, and where it does differ it's because this album is more musical. And for a music album, that's no bad thing. If you're a fan of Nine Black Alps then approach this with an open mind and you should really enjoy it. I highly recommend this album to any fans of rock music.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark O. on 21 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
... that produced the superb "Everything Is" ? I was excited and to learn that there was a follow up to their wonderful debut. And good god, does dissapointment hit hard. Everything that well "Everything Is" was, "Love/Hate" isn't. Powerful ? No, this is limp. Insipid even. Exciting ?. Nope dull. Flat. If you have nothing positive to say then you shouldn't say anything I guess. I suspect they'll slip away now into obscurity or disband on the back of this. Such a tragic end when "Everything Is" delivered and promised so much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Wadge on 12 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Extremely disappointed with this album & can't understand the change in direction. They've gone from an edgy indie/rock band with 'Everything Is' to a bland MOR/pop act with 'Love/Hate'.

Was really looking forward to this album following 'Everything Is' which rated between 4 - 5 stars however after a few plays of this will now go to the bottom of the pile.

If you like bland, throwaway music then get 'Love/Hate' on the other hand if you prefer something with some edge & quality get 'Everything Is'- It's hard to believe its the same band on both albums.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin Dickinson VINE VOICE on 12 May 2014
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Well, at least if opinion is anything to go by. But make no mistake, 'Love/Hate' is a superb follow-up to 'Everything Is', it just requires a little longer to get used to, that's all. It is, of course, a given that bands evolve and their sound changes but the essence of what made NINE BLACK ALPS so damn adrenal in the first place is still very much in evidence here.

'Bitter End' opens the album and, I have to say, at first I was a little concerned that the jagged edges so raw and exposed on their debut had been softened beyond rightful expectation. Common sense and logic soon prevailed, however; more a case of the band presenting a deliberately mainstream production with the emphasis on melody, and possibly a shot at the charts to boot. So I needn't have worried, it's still a good song. 'Burn Faster' and every track thereafter - with the sole exception of 'Future Wife' (can't pin it down, just plain bleurghh) - shows that they have not lost sight of their reason to exist at very high volumes. And as did 'Just Friends' previously, so did 'So In Love' once again evoke the ghost of Buzzcocks, circa 1978, easily recreating that initial nostalgic smile and a distant urge to, er, pogo (look it up). But the standouts this time around shine very brightly indeed and are the very apt 'Happiness And satisfaction' and 'Heavier Than water'.

Pop/rock/grunge/indie brilliance - love 'em or hate 'em, you really shouldn't ignore them.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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