Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song

In this anarchic incoherence Love Is All have created a head-fucking record of breakneck aggression.

Album Review by Billy Hamilton | 15 Jul 2006
  • Nine Times That Same Song
Album title: Nine Times That Same Song
Artist: Love Is All
Label: Parlophone
Thank god for aspirin. After the crazed onslaught of 'Nine Times That Same Song' it's the only remedy for this sonic pummelling. Like a hallucinogenic Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Love Is All's debut LP is a screeching mass of exuberance and velocity. The choleric chaos of Talk Talk Talk sets a precedent for thirty minutes of hi-octane punk lunacy, recalling the unremitting drive of Le Tigre and the scuzzy pop of The Concretes. Josephine Olausson's angelic yelping is discordantly ambiguous – cemented in the creepily obsessive Ageing Had Never Been His Friend – while the bleeping electronica of Used Goods and jungle disco of Trying Too Hard suggest a band on the brink of insanity. But in this anarchic incoherence Love Is All have created a head-fucking record of breakneck aggression. It will be tumultuous, it may even require painkillers, but 'Nine Times That Same Song' is one hell of an experience. [Billy Hamilton]



Nine Times That Same Song' is out on July 3. http://www.myspace.com/loveisall8