The Blackest Beautiful

Letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #518 / 1035
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
July 9, 2013 / Release Date
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Epitaph / Label
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

‘The Blackest Beautiful’ is a strong, focused record from beginning to end.

80
DIY

We live, undoubtedly, in a world of hyperbole but letlive seem to have pulled off that most difficult of tricks here – making an album which both forwards their sound and lives up to improbably high expectations.

80
AllMusic

Fans will be overjoyed and those unfamiliar with Letlive or even modern hardcore circa 2013 should begin with this compelling document of anger, loss, and struggle.

80
Sputnikmusic

Most of these songs aren’t as immediate, but lack of immediacy is generally a good indicator of an album’s longevity, especially in post-hardcore. 

TheRootBoy
83
Letlive., back in 2013, had the distinction of being touted, in what very quickly trickled into a "flavor of the month" sort of title for newer bands that arose from the scene, as the band to turn all other metal, post-hardcore bands on their heads and come out with something new. It was as if the kids in the Warped Tour scene of that era, me included, admitted to their gate keeping of the music that they listened to, which was always formulaic and deprived of any substance. Letlive ... read more
CxAylward
49
this is way more interesting than their first, if only it wasn't compressed to fuck
twwalter
84
Letlive. comes out with a molotov cocktail of adrenaline and frustration and commentary on the state of 2010s America. It's a fascinating ride, and a spectacle of a listen.

Favorite tracks: Banshee (Ghost Fame), White America's Beautiful Black Market, Virgin Dirt, The Dope Beat
NR
this album is one of the best album of 2013.
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Track List

  1. Banshee (Ghost Fame)
  2. Empty Elvis
  3. White America's Beautiful Black Market
  4. Dreamers Disease
  5. That Fear Fever
  6. Virgin Dirt
  7. Younger
  8. The Dope Beat
  9. The Priest And Used Cars
  10. Pheromone Cvlt
  11. 27 Club
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Added on: July 8, 2013