The Neighbourhood - I Love You
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #920 / 952
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2013 Ratings: #302
April 23, 2013 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

Their sound is assuredly vogue, they're branded flawlessly and the aura of shadows is working like a charm – this is band simply doing everything right.

70
DIY

They stick to the remarkably fully-formed mantra they arrived on the scene chanting. And while they could go darker, grizzlier, or even shinier, ‘I Love You’ achieves what few debuts can, by making one hell of an opening statement.

50
musicOMH

For all of its slick production value, there’s not a lot of conviction behind the songs themselves, and the lack of depth and variety is grating.

50
PopMatters

There are hints of greatness at times, but those hints are often masked in the excess of gargantuan production or underdevelopment.

30
Drowned in Sound

Lyrically inane, musically unoriginal, and carefully produced in a think-tank, they’re a marketing man’s wet dream, but they are unlikely to be yours.

May 25, 2016*
thethirdverse
71
an incredibly indulgent debut pop rock record. the neighbourhood suffers from some dips in quality as far as songwriting goes on some of the weaker tracks here, but the stronger tracks on the album are brooding, gloomy, grey, and most notably, masterfully excecuted.

best tracks: how, everybody's watching me, sweater weather, W.D.Y.W.F.M?, flawless

worst tracks: alleyways, staying up
Mar 29, 2018
Putzcecela
78
How-8/10
Afraid-9/10
Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)-8/10
Sweater Weather-9/10
Let It Go-7/10
Alleyways- 6/10
W.D.Y.W.F.M?-8/10
Flawless-8/10
Female Robbery-9/10
Staying Up-7/10
Float-7/10
Mar 14, 2018
suicidepoetry
65
++ : afraid; sweater weather; flawless
Jan 25, 2018
aaron
58
a great place to start listening to the Neighbourhood, since the releases that proceed and precede this album are more experimental and less fine-tuned but overall much better than I Love You, so starting here, at the bands debut sets you up to enjoy the rest of the bands discography as its differences can be appreciated. Plus this debut gives "Sweater Weather" a home, which is undoubtedly the bands most well known track.
Sep 21, 2017
letitbelau
71
How 72
Afraid 73
Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh) 70
Sweater Weather 76
Let It Go 73
Alleyways 71
W.D.Y.W.F.M? 69
Flawless 67
Female Robbery 74
Staying Up 74
Float 65
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Track List
  1. How
  2. Afraid
  3. Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)
  4. Sweater Weather
  5. Let It Go
  6. Alleyways
  7. W.D.Y.W.F.M?
  8. Flawless
  9. Female Robbery
  10. Staying Up
  11. Float
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Added on: April 16, 2013