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The House Of Love (album) by The House Of Love

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The House Of Love
The House Of Love by The House Of Love (1988)
Overall rank: 3,242nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 77 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1988 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (513th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,242nd)

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The House Of Love bestography

The House Of Love is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by The House Of Love on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The House Of Love is The House Of Love (The Butterfly Album) which is ranked number 2806 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 724.

The House Of Love album bestography « Higher ranked (2,806th) This album (3,242nd) Lower ranked (9,220th) »
The House Of Love (The Butterfly Album)The House Of LoveThe House Of Love (The German Album)

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85/100
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75/100
03/20/2019 18:25
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From vesander
House of Love's under-appreciated debut achieves something that few albums are able to accomplish by making subtle, beautiful and intelligent music somehow have a raw edge. Despite regular comparison to other shoegazers of their time, there's a certain haunting element to this album that is uniquely HOL. Also the House added touches of Jesus & Mary Chain feedback at key times.

"Christine" is a personal favorite combining minimal, shimmering Gothic romance and feedback-laden swagger then ending with a lilting pop ditty during the fade-out. The understated, delicate "Man To Child" is another great rack. HOL's self-titled debut is simply a gorgeous work of late 80's Inide pop that should not be missed.
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From johnner
The House of Love as well as The Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine fundamentally laid down the foundations for the shoegazer sound on this album. FACT. Something made all the more cruel considering how largely forgotten this album and the band currently are. From the sour downcast wall of sound of opener Christine to the mesmeric and achingingly beautiful undulations of the oceanic Love In a Car (guitarist Terry Bickers on this song in particular has been subsequently ripped off by Ride, Interpol, and numerous countless others) The House of Love is that greatest of rarity - a forgotten classic. I've been hooked on this album since I first heard it over 20 years ago and have yet to grow tired of it. Perhaps, the fact that Guy Chadwick was already 30 by the time he wrote most of the songs allows it to resonate all the more clearly with the 'older' me, whatever, I love this record just as much as I did when I was a teenager and it is my favourite all time album. What else is there to say? Sheer Class.
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