Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2015 Ratings: #76 / 938
Year End Rank: #28
User Score
Based on 444 ratings
2015 Ratings: #73
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY
Bands like Wolf Alice come along once in a generation. After years of the slow build, the release is here. Believe the hype.
100
Time Out London
Their versatility and talent here should make most bands their age take a long, hard look at themselves.
90
musicOMH
It’s as good a debut as you could hope to hear, a fresh injection of pure brilliance and beauty to a genre that is creaking under the weight of mediocrity and a lack of adventurous inventiveness.
90
Drowned in Sound
Sure, for some, this debut album may have felt like it’s been a long time coming, but the success of a band like this, that has the media in a froth and youngsters falling over themselves to buy tickets, feels like something the British music industry has been waiting for quite some time.
90
Under The Radar

My Love is Cool's tracklist is filled with big, polished arena-rock, a genre that since the '90s has been mostly uncool. This is why it's incredibly refreshing to hear such sincerity and ambition coming from a relatively young band.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

My Love Is Cool is volatile, but it’s also invigorating, charming, and hugely exciting for what it promises. It’s not the debut of the year, but in its best moments, My Love Is Cool comes close.

80
The Skinny
They deliver an invigorating, genre-defying debut whose pop savvy sets it comfortably apart from the schmindie workaday.
80
The Guardian
It’s an invigorating debut with a gaunt, gallant identity of its own.
80
PopMatters

My Love Is Cool is no “pioneering sonic masterpiece”, no, but it’s definitely possessed with that ol’ black magic snap, the “electric kick” that might just inspire other manic street creatures to ignite a guitar and exorcise their own demons. 

80
Clash
Attempting to tackle opposite ends of the musical spectrum - and everything in between - is a brave move on a debut album, but one that has certainly paid off.
80
The Line of Best Fit

If you're wild like Wolf Alice, you've found a home in the bombastic My Love Is Cool.

75
The 405
It's a good album, full of high points, but it never excites in the way it threatens to.
74
Pitchfork

The confident diversity of My Love Is Cool indicates a band who have their own thing all figured out, who shouldn't veer from their own strange path to live up to outdated narratives that dictate what a young British band should be.

70
AllMusic

Even if My Love Is Cool sacrifices some of Wolf Alice's earlier fury, the album is all the stronger for it.

70
Rolling Stone

She balances the scary intensity of someone who thinks "going out and smashing windows" is a cool way to kill time with a no-big-whoop casualness about the musical styles she tries out.

67
Consequence of Sound
The 12-song tracklist is full of individual gems, but would have better highlighted their songwriting strengths if trimmed.
40
Loud and Quiet
Ultimately, you come away from ‘My Love Is Cool’ with absolutely no idea what Wolf Alice actually sound like. Worse, you get the impression they’re may not even be sure what they’re good at.
Nightwing734
100
Yeah this might be my favorite indie rock album of all time now.. 😳
EnigmaticSnob
85
*wolf alice in 2015*
wolf alice: hey guys let's just causally drop some of the best indie pop and rock record of the best five years or so.
freckledfreako
80
Suggested by https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/nightwing734/ :)

Holy shit this is beautiful. I've heard a few songs by Wolf Alice but never got deep into their discography and I'm so glad I received this suggestion. When I see a band with this style, I'd never resort to their debut album because it is extremely rare to see a debut as strong as this. My Love Is Cool has the sound of 2015-16 and it is pure bliss and peace. I can't wait to see what else Wolf Alice has to offer.
MasterCrackfox
87
Although I have been familiar with Wolf Alice for years now I must admit that I have never spent significant amounts of time with their work for, well, no particular reason at all. Given that the group just released their third album, which is already being considered possibly their best work yet, I'd say this is an appropriate time to get familiarized with Wolf Alice at a much deeper level. It's not like I'll have quite the same significant level of depth to share on any of their albums if I ... read more
BGL13
93
MLIC is wolf alice’s full length debut and it is one of my favorite debut albums of all time. it might be wolf alice at their most straightforward, sticking pretty strictly to dream pop and indie, but it is far from boring. every song on this album is absolutely beautiful. the production is incredibly atmospheric and as usual, ellie’s voice is majestic. even if it mostly stays in one genre, MLIC still manages to take inspiration from a wide scale of places. from the electronic ... read more
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Added on: March 18, 2015