Acts of Fear and Love

Slaves - Acts of Fear and Love
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #39 / 551
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2018 Ratings: #346
August 17, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin EMI / Label
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They’ve still got songs that will burst your eardrums and make you want to punch your best mate, but with their third album, they finally feel like a three-dimensional outfit, rather than a one-trick pony.
The Independent

What marks this album out from Slaves’ first two records is the range Holman and Vincent have proven they possess: where 2016’s Take Control ... felt like one big raging scream, Acts of Fear And Love sees the band showing their sensitive side as well.

Musically, ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’ is the most accomplished of Slaves’ three albums, switching things up and pulling off new sounds without losing sight of the band’s DNA.
The Line of Best Fit
For a duo who, for some reason, have found the world covering them with a scrutinising and polarising reaction, they're far more adept at widening our eyes than most realise, with a vicious soundtrack to boot. This pair are one of the most exciting and forward-charging rock bands currently active.
After releasing two albums in such quick succession, ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ was probably the first chance Slaves had to try anything different. And by keeping enough of the old - and allowing themselves the space to go a little heart-on-sleeve - their tales of 2010s disillusionment are a resounding success.

Say what you like about the album, it’s impossible to deny it is blazing with confidence and a witty, abrasive humour.

Spectrum Culture

Their third album is their biggest, catchiest and most accomplished to date.

Sep 22, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
i like these boys
Aug 31, 2018
The Lives They Wish They Had // 88
Cut And Run // 68
Bugs // 75
Magnolia // 93
Daddy // 84
Chokehold // 90
Photo Opportunity // 88
Artificial Intelligence // 94
Acts Of Fear And Love // 88

The best of three.
Aug 27, 2018
Favourite tracks:
Photo Opportunity
Artificial Intelligence
Acts of Fear and Love
Aug 24, 2018
Slaves - Still creating the same ol' stuff that they've been doing since day 1, but I wouldn't want it any other way. They are what they are and they don't try to hide it. "I bang the drums hard and my mate rocks the guitar even harder, whilst we sing about what we love and hate."

I love how they still have as much energy as they did on their first album.

I think giving it anything less than a 7/10 is harsh, especially with songs such as Bugs, Daddy and Photo Opportunity, which were ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Lives They Wish They Had
  2. Cut and Run
  3. Bugs
  4. Magnolia
  5. Daddy
  6. Chokehold
  7. Photo Opportunity
  8. Artificial Intelligence
  9. Acts of Fear and Love
Contributions By
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Added on: July 22, 2018