You Deserve Love

White Reaper - You Deserve Love
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #375 / 637
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2019 Ratings: #664
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Power Pop / Genres
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The rock band that the 2010s deserved but no one gave enough attention to is back!

White Reaper has been dropping underappreciated masterpieces for the past few years. White Reaper Does it Again and The Worlds' Best American Band were both really exciting and fun albums. I loved the punk vintage sound that they were able to create and master.

You Deserve Love finds the band at a bit more radio friendly sound and a bit sharper, clean guitar playing. Unfortunately this isn't really in the ... read more
Full of positive energy, the band's major-label debut, motivated by fun, respects the rules of the classic, american, power-pop party and turns the place upside down.
i felt nothing while listening to this.
not fun, not sadness...just nothing, and after having heard their previous albums i really don't find what's on here all that special.

The lyrics remain basic, the production is lifeless and the performances are sub-par.

Perhaps what's even more disappointing is that they are capable of greatness but time and time again i come away from their albums only having found two to three tracks that i can genuinely enjoy.
In this case it's 'Hard Luck' and ... read more
White Reaper shouldn’t work as well as they do. Their fusion of full-on 70s glam rock, accessible punk, and 90s power pop is extremely on-the-nose, teetering perilously close to revivalism for the wrong generation crowd. Yet they continue to succeed not by having anything particularly timely to say, but by consistently releasing remarkably catchy, enjoyable, all-killer-no-filler albums that more than vindicate their obvious exhibition of their influences. “You Deserve Love” ... read more


Revisiting this album and I believe it really is an underrated gem. I didn't see it getting a lot of attention when it dropped so I wanna give it a proper review now. White Reaper is a band from Louisville that sounds like a band that formed and released this album in the mid 1990s. It has a vibe very similar to Enema of the State and The Blue Album that rock and power pop doesn't really encapsulate anymore. Their songs feel like triumphant ... read more
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Track List

  1. Headwind
  2. Real Long Time
  3. Saturday
  4. 1F
  5. Hard Luck
  6. Raw
  7. Might Be Right
  8. Eggplant
  9. Ring
  10. You Deserve Love
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Added on: August 29, 2019