To Love Is To Live

JEHNNY BETH

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Our take

by Angus

To Love Is To Live opens with a brooding, swirling, synth–laden intro, replete with slightly compressed piano keys that sound so unmistakably Atticus Ross that you wonder for a moment if you’re listening to a Fincher/Reznor film soundtrack. Then, Jehnny Beth’s distinctive voice enters the mix. It’s possessed of a distinctly androgynous quality that reminds us of late period Bowie. And interestingly, some of the compositions here are somewhat reminiscent of Bowie’s final release ‘Blackstar’.

The electronic elements of the album have a spectral quality. The industrial moments recall some of the early 90s' most blistering releases. It’s a transcendent album. If you haven’t yet listened, do. We think it’s an early candidate for album of the decade.

The vitals

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Released: 2020
Genre: Electronic / Industrial / Post punk
Label: Caroline Records

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM

Tracklist

1. "I Am" (3:42)
2. "Innocence" (3:22)
3. "Flower" (3:20)
4. "We Will Sin Together" (3:00)
5. "A Place Above" (1:13)
6. "I'm the Man" (2:39)
7. "The Rooms" (4:19)
8. "Heroine" (4:02)
9. "How Could You?" (3:00)
10. "French Countryside" (3:58)
11. "Human" (6:02)

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