You Deserve Love

White Reaper - You Deserve Love
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #444 / 759
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
Liked by 2 people
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Power Pop / Genres
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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
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.
Kentucky based garage rock band White Reaper has started their career off on the right track. I caught wind of the group from their second full length album The World’s Best American Band (2017) and they immediately knocked me off my feet. It was refreshing to hear a rock band that was energetic with great riffs, but also wasn’t afraid to have fun and be super catchy in the process. Surprisingly (at least for a band in 2019) this was enough to warrant them a major label deal with ... read more
EDIT: (46-68)...this definitely not their worst...lmao
clearly, someone wanted to hate this...

but honestly, my original feelings haven't changed that much. i still mainly like the songs i mentioned. i still don't feel the record as a whole 'wows' me...and i still think they might deliver something worthwhile (at least to me) someday.
until then...idk
oh and "Eggplant" has just the list of songs i enjoy.

i felt nothing while listening to this.
not fun, not sadness...just nothing, ... 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