AOTY 2019

Love Hates What You Become

Lost Under Heaven - Love Hates What You Become
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #403 / 611
User Score
Based on 80 ratings
2019 Ratings: #912
January 18, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Love Hates What You Become, the new album from Lost Under Heaven (LUH) is an emotionally rich set of ten songs, each crafted with a vulnerability and elegance that speaks volumes of how far duo Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn have come since their 2016 debut, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing.

90
Clash
A more concise LP that continues LUH's mythos, whilst also branching out sonically, 'Love Hates What You Become' reinforces their necessary purpose. Fearless, life-affirming and without compromise, Lost Under Heaven's future blues have the potential to be a soundtrack of a generation.
90
AllMusic

With Love Hates What You Become, Lost Under Heaven hit you in the heart right out of the gate, but then spend the rest of the album building you back up, hammering a crack into reality to let the light in.

80
DIY
On the sprawling ‘Love Hates What You Become’, the pair have spread their wings yet further.
80
The 405

Love Hates What You Become is an endearing album that earnestly cares about our generation and is admirable because of it.

70
PopMatters

Altogether, Love Hates What You Become by Lost Under Heaven is artistic and dynamic, with enough exploration and experimentation to see the album and its tracks offered in a live active atmosphere as much as in solitude and wearing headphones.

68
Pitchfork
This vigor can offer a welcome jolt out of apathy, but the pair’s lack of restraint sometimes moves into alienating melodrama, too, like an epic film that’s moving to the point of being maudlin.
60
Loud and Quiet
So, yeah, ‘Love Hates What You Become’ is an accomplished record, full of sweeping vistas and life-affirming sunsets, but I can’t shake this feeling that somehow I’ve been here before.
40
NME
The industrial art-rock duo’s second album is swollen with a sense of importance, but the bombast and lyrical vagueness means it often sounds like Imagine Dragons with a Goldsmiths degree.
40
God Is in the TV

With a collection that seems, from the outset, to focus solely on the doom and gloom that has rocked much of the world, notably the UK, in recent years, the new album from Ellory Roberts and Ebony Hoorn, AKA, Lost Under Heaven, Love Hates What You Become, stands out from many of its current counterpart releases, but not in a good way.

liammenzies
42
Yeah, this was uh....not good. The peculiar nature to the vocals leads me to believe that this duo are going for a unique charm rather than universal love but the stark contrast of the honestly fine female ones and the try-hard male set, that come across as small pub karaoke Springsteen, does not work well at all. There are remnants of any kind of chemistry when it comes to the title track which threatens to hit some dopamine node but besides that, I really can't recommend this record at all.
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
TheRootBoy
33
I can agree this is more concise and confined to an idea, but what even is this? They were doing fine on a couple of tracks, but ultimately gave a poor try.
Scuba
30
Gross
JayCrackers
72
Going into this album I never heard of Lost Under Heaven but I was excited as i saw the tag of Post-Punk under it and I enjoyed it. Now firstly, we have to talk about the vocal performances because it will be the main reason you either hate or love this album. I loved the raw feel of the vocals with the exciting instrumentals to back ti up but I'll acknowledge this album is not for every one. However it is not amazing like some critics (ahem The Skinny) are making it out to be. It is a solid ... read more
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Year End Lists

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Track List

  1. Come
  2. Bunny's Blues
  3. The Breath of Light
  4. Most High
  5. Black Sun Rising
  6. Love Hates What You Become
  7. Serenity Says
  8. Savage Messiah
  9. Post-Millennial Tension
  10. For the Wild
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Added on: September 18, 2018