Hercules & Love Affair - In Amber
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #371 / 397
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
Liked by 1 person
June 17, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Skint, BMG / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Arts Desk

Though it’s emotionally hard going, as a listening experience it is anything but – it’s a truly beautiful piece of work. A masterpiece of dark music for dark times.

80
Mojo

In Amber is nevertheless frequently beautiful, and occasionally offers succour.

80
Uncut

The often raw songs on In Amber exist within a storm cloud of gloom that evokes Godflesh and the Banshees at their most lacerating.

70
The Line of Best Fit

In Amber demonstrates an unexpected mastery of dance floor inflected, gothic-folk tinged, post punk, driven by raw feeling and humanity.

67
Pitchfork

Stripping away the dancefloor euphoria of his most recognizable work, Andy Butler’s latest is a moody left-turn highlighted by some winning collaborations with ANOHNI.

61
Beats Per Minute
At times you can practically feel him straining for it all to Mean Something, but Butler remains a powerful and important voice in music, even when a particular album doesn’t fully succeed.
60
Loud and Quiet

It’s an intense set of tracks, but another evolution of Hercules & Love Affair’s sound that turns up a few genuine highlights.

60
Crack Magazine

On In Amber, Butler ventures into new emotional landscapes with passion and an open heart. At times, these feelings are left unanswered, or incomplete; in an album rich with stories, the ending is still unclear.

50
musicOMH

Disco beats and poppy lyrics are replaced by something more rootsy, abrasive, and confrontational on Andy Butler’s latest.

40
The Skinny

Andy Butler's first album as Hercules & Love Affair in five years is riddled with discomfort, making for a harsh listen.

TheCarioca
71

Grace - 3/5
One - 3/5
You've Won This War - 3/5
Christian Prayers - 3/5
Dissociation - 4/5
Contempt for You - 3/5
Gates of Separation - 4/5
Killing His Family - 4/5
Who Will Save Us? - 3/5
The Eyes of the Father - 4/5
Poisonous Storytelling - 4/5
Repent - 5/5 ❤

nolove
NR

not a big fan of the record. the singles are good though

rich1977
60

Budgie x Anohni

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Added on: February 24, 2022