Love in Shadow

Sumac - Love in Shadow
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #277 / 851
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

As impressive and imposing The Deal and What One Becomes are, Love in Shadow stands in a league of its own. The change of perspective, the stylistic deviations and the smooth transitions between different modes make Love in Shadow appear as a pivotal record for the band.

85
Northern Transmissions

Sumac’s Love in Shadow is an engulfing maelstrom, tearing emotions to shreds and stitching them back together as a battered, yet newly invigorated, reborn homage to love in its various capacities for anguish and growth.

78
Pitchfork

A four-track, hour-long, monumental album that feels like the arrival of a band newly unbound.

72
Sputnikmusic

Love in Shadow is a startlingly unique addition to the band's catalog, and the most dynamic and interesting album that Aaron Turner has ever created.

70
AllMusic

The result is a bracing expression of visceral emotions that refuses to go the easiest, most comforting route, as well as the most focused Sumac album yet.

70
Rolling Stone

Its 66-minute run time is a mix of fragility and chaos, a delivery system for raw, visceral shocks of aggression.

Vitaminchick
70
Some interesting ideas but come on, this album could have been way shorter and focused.
The_Backdrifter
40
This is just so boring.
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Added on: June 15, 2018