AOTY 2021

Love Tara

Eric's Trip - Love Tara
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1993 Ratings: #91 / 377
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
Liked by 2 people
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verniers
93
yes, i'm probably a bit biased here because of my deep love for phil elverum, but this is super amazing nonetheless.
pressrg
80
It's a record you really have to grow up with, I think, to truly appreciate. Fraught and tenuous, raw and tender, abrasive and gentle all at once—a portrait of a certain kind of young adulthood, precariously situated between dominant tones... Its ragged, panning, stereo production feels, at its best, not rudimentary, but communicative: its own mode of address, its own conduit of intimacy. I'll call it ambivalent—by which I mean not static or indifferent, but drawn powerfully in too ... read more
Melancoholic
70
Good.
Kaizalai
88
Hooooly I did not expect to like this as much as I did. This album uses this weird dynamic of a slow and soft track and then a fast indie rock banger and then just alternates between that for most of the album. Now I'm really interested in getting into more of Phil Elverum's works
HoodieBraden
80
An exquisite lo-fi album that was made before lo-fi music was even popular. I didn't expect a lot from a band that was named after a Sonic Youth song, but they surprised me on 'Love Tara'. This thing is rough in a lot of places, but they're still able to make it sound appealing, the guitar work is fuzzy but it's honestly one of the biggest highlights on the record, and the lyricism is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. It's a fairly short album (37 minutes) but they're still able to cram so much ... read more
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Track List

  1. Behind the Garage
  2. Anytime You Want
  3. Stove
  4. Follow
  5. Secret for Julie
  6. Belly
  7. Sunlight
  8. June
  9. To Know Them
  10. Spring
  11. Frame
  12. May 11
  13. My Room
  14. Blinded
  15. Allergic to Love
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Added on: August 22, 2015