For Their Love

Album Review of For Their Love by Other Lives.

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For Their Love

Other Lives

Release Date: Apr 24, 2020
Record label: ATO
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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For Their Love - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The fourth full-length effort from the Nebraska-based indie rockers, For Their Love finds Other Lives in fine form, applying their moody sonic expertise to a spectral ten-song set that parses themes of self-worth and existential dread in an age of political, social, and economic turmoil. Commencing with the ruminative "Sound of Violence," a sumptuous bit of '60s-leaning orchestral pop that evokes the Wally Stott string arrangements of "Montague Terrace"-era Scott Walker, For Their Love was self-produced in Oregon's Cooper Mountain region in frontman Jesse Tabish's A-framed cabin, and the material mostly reflects that pastoral setting. The group's love for sharp Morricone-worthy guitar stabs and ascending choral vocals is evident throughout, with the sinister "Nites Out," a churning sea of orchestral bombast worthy of a 007 action set-piece providing the biggest bang for the buck.

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