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Having bought this album on the strength of the standout track It Will Find You, I found the rest of the album just slightly disappointing. It Will Find You is eerie, hypnotic and harsh, yet it has a truly massive, multi-layered sound and a relentless rhythm. It's remarkable, and manages the rare trick that both My Bloody Valentine (Loveless) and The Jesus and Mary Chain (Psychocandy) achieved - of successfully marrying a sweetly sung melody to a wall of noise. The rest of Maps' album is still very good, but maybe just a little too nice. The arrangements maybe steal too obviously from their clear influences - MBV of course, with a dash of Ride, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, and maybe a hint of Smashing Pumpkins around the time of Adore but without the sense of menace. Worth the price of admission for It Will Find You, but otherwise a touch bland.