Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2015 Ratings: #82 / 887
Year End Rank: #28
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Based on 299 ratings
2015 Ratings: #108
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June 22, 2015 / Release Date
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Dirty Hit / Label
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Bands like Wolf Alice come along once in a generation. After years of the slow build, the release is here. Believe the hype.
Time Out London
Their versatility and talent here should make most bands their age take a long, hard look at themselves.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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

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. 

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.
The Line of Best Fit

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

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

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.


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

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.

Consequence of Sound
The 12-song tracklist is full of individual gems, but would have better highlighted their songwriting strengths if trimmed.
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.
I like to think "Turn To Dust" is what heaven sounds like.
What happens when a band of England with good influences set their sound well, in a production very worhty, with a singer with a beautiful dream pop voice?.
Well they release an album debut that makes you feel in 1990 when dream pop bands begins and you feel that the voice remain in your head. The sound has a long range of genres, from classic rock to garage, and alternative scene of 2000's. Brings me peace, and I appreciate the effort for not only stay in synthpop something easy for them, but ... read more
For a bit of fun, I've decided to revisit my 2015 AOTY list and see how all the records on it have held up - there'll be some cringe and maybe some new found love but one thing is for sure, and that's that there will be words.

2015 me: Is it any surprise that Wolf Alice are the biggest new act of 2015? The band have built up a hype hurricane since their very first EP which hasn’t been helped by the likes of NME naming them a “band that will change your life” and being ... read more
Not quite as good as WA’s next LP but super good in its own right. Some of my favorite indie rock for sure — just love the instrumentation, vocals, production and guitarwork/use of noise. Very well done, but doesn’t consistently wow me like Visions of a Life.
She’s sexy as fuck pls marry me. Oh, uh, yeah... the music is also brilliant. No but seriously it’s great, it’s a really nice blend of dreamy alt rock, grunge, and indie
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Track List

  1. Turn To Dust
  2. Bros
  3. Your Loves Whore
  4. Moaning Lisa Smile
  5. You're a Germ
  6. Lisbon
  7. Silk
  8. Freazy
  9. Giant Peach
  10. Swallowtail
  11. Soapy Water
  12. Fluffy
  13. The Wonderwhy (Hidden Track)
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Added on: March 18, 2015