Boris - LφVE & EVφL
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #578 / 737
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1001
October 4, 2019 / Release Date
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Third Man / Label
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One of Boris’s most uninteresting and predictable albums. I’m quite surprised I’m the lowest rating of this thing at the time of me writing this! Just wanna go listen to Pink or Flood instead. Really any other Boris album.
I see LOVE & EVOL as a back and fourth between the stylistic changes the band has gone thru out the years,while tears ep was mainly J-Pop inspired and the girl on the cover noticed me on Twitter

LOVE and EVOL's first single underwhelmed and made me worried for the new album but in the context of the record it not that bad
The opener Away From You sees Takeshi singing the lyrics in English which is strange for a Boris song since all of their songs are sang in Japanese but this one is ... read more
Paintings From Another World
Like most Boris projects, LφVE & EVφL flips between the band's three core sounds: mellow acoustic cuts, scuzzy and loud drone rock pieces and lengthy, 10-minute-plus emotional epics. These elements all combine to create a varied and lengthy album, albeit with the usual quirks present on much of Boris' more accessible material. This album falls into place along albums like Akuma no Uta, Heavy Rocks 2, and more recently, Dear, with the band treading the same sonic ground those albums ... read more
As a huge Boris fan I wish I could rate this higher; it is not one of the worst modern Boris albums and I have been looking forward to it ever since the single was released. However, the album's defining feature for me is that it is a mediocre album that lives off of Boris' previous successes. I do not mean to say it is bad: it was a pleasant listen and worth the time of any Boris fan, but it is also far from AOTY.
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Track List

  1. Away from You
  2. Coma
  3. EVOL
  4. uzume
  5. LOVE
  6. In the Pain (T)
  7. Shadow of Skull
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Added on: June 29, 2019