Without Your Love

oOoOO - Without Your Love
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #527 / 1098
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
June 24, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The 405

There's still affection to be found for Without Your Love, even if it is entombed in a cavernous demonic ribcage buried deep underground; this isn't going to be the kind of party-startin', rip-roarin' thrill ride to pre-drink to.

80
musicOMH

In Without Your Love he shows that he’s evolved from sinister experimentalist to a creator of powerful and highly original songs.

80
FACT Magazine

If you’re a fan of melted inversions of pop tropes then there’s ephemeral thrills for the taking here. If nothing else, it’s proof that the king of all flash-in-the-pan fads ought not to be written off just yet. 

75
The Line of Best Fit

While there are certainly times on Without Your Love where Greenspan’s over-application of eerie temperaments and lofty layers of sampling can start to drag ... these rarely detract from what is, at its core, a fascinating, contemplative and forward-thinking collection.

70
DIY

There’s no doubt that ‘Without Your Love’ is a difficult listen. You can be left feeling drained and exhausted after listening. What is clear, though, that if you give yourself over to it it is incredibly rewarding.

70
Consequence of Sound

While oOoOO doesn’t display the sheer discomfiting power of a Haxan Cloak, the emotive abilities of a Balam Acab, or the rhythmic intensity of an Evian Christ, Without Your Love pulls from all of them and leaves with a solid, worthwhile listen.

67
Pitchfork

While, overall, this is the strongest collection we’ve seen from oOoOO, it’s still difficult to tell what direction he’s trying to lead us in. 

40
NME

On this, his first album proper, Dexter is basically in much the same position as all the other bedroom-production schmoes, tinkering with the same cracked software.

EmiMoment
30

While the sound pallet here is beautiful and the atmosphere it builds up is dark and empty in an alluring way. Almost every track here is so bare bones with little to nothing in the way of memorable content.

Best songs: The South

Meh songs: Sirens, Stay Here, 3; 51 A.M., Without Your love, On It, Crossed Wires, Mouchette, Misunderstood, 5; 51 A.M., Across a Sea

Worst songs:

light 3/10

tha138
73

It's late in the evening and suddenly everything melts, everything turns into a thick liquid that constantly moves in another direction ... and you slip and you are drifted and silently, you wish that this unforseen movement would never stop.

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Track List

  1. Sirens
  2. Stay Here
  3. 3:51 AM
  4. Without Your Love 
  5. On It 
  6. Crossed Wires 
  7. Mouchette 
  8. The South 
  9. Misunderstood 
  10. 5:51 AM
  11. Across a Sea
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Added on: June 16, 2013