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This album also really captures its time (Y2K, Bauhaus reunion, etc), and yet endures the passing of time since. I have never objected to a L & R album. I actually championed Hot Trip to Heaven's spirit of departure. If you have made objections to certain gestures made by the band, then you may well run into problems with Lift. But if your appetite is as open as the L & R muse, then you will find this listen to be like a nearly flawless diamond (and a possible swansong for a band that spent 20+ together). Too bad their concert touring for Lift was a bit worn out.
Love and Rockets have often dabbled with electronics (most obviously on their Orb-influenced 1994 album, "Hot Trip to Heaven"), but with their latest release, the nominal bass-drum-guitar trio have tackled techno with a vengeance. "Lift" truly lives up to its name as a dance album for the ages, not only for its big beats and hot hooks but also for deftly capturing the aggressive hedonism that permeates dance culture. It's somehow refreshing to hear a group throwing such nasty, drug- and sex-friendly songs in the face of the scary, up-tight times in which we live.
Vocalists Ash and J both possess whispery, hashed-out voices that perfectly complement their subject material, while drummer Haskins and producer Doug Deangelis concoct the sorts of killer bottoms that make your hips want to do all the ugly things your ears are hearing about. Toss in a guest appearance by three-quarters of the divine Luscious Jackson on the better-be-a-hit "Holy Fool" and you've got a disc that evokes a palpable physical response of decadence and desire, even when it's heard in the safety of your own living room. I just shudder to think what "Lift" can do to a crowded dance floor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome album . Too Much Choice an incredible song , to name one.Published 4 days ago by Mark Holmes
Great album from this band. Unfortunately their last one. Although I generally like Love And Rockets and Bauhaus as well, this is the only album I enjoy from start to finish. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tillmann Seliger
This album was always a great album. the music is great and it was a fresh departure for the band that, in my opinion was very successful. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by zoo2112
This is a collection of demos, not a finished album. It's a 25% effort when compared to Express or even Seventh Dream. Read morePublished on September 25, 2008 by SRS
I have had this one in my collection since it came out in the stores, and was not expecting a techno-influenced album at all. Not like that is a bad thing.... Read morePublished on April 1, 2005 by Wazzy Stardust
This is a fantastic album. If you like "alternative", dance-based electronica, you will probably love this album.Published on March 12, 2005 by Steven K. de la Vaux
SEEING L+R BACK IN 86 AND COUNTING MYSELF A LONGTIME FAN I GRADUALLY LOST INTEREST (AFTER SO ALIVE WENT TOP 10) IN MY SECOND FAV TRIO(THE JAM BEING FIRST). Read morePublished on April 4, 2004 by emvb
I'll admit that "Earth, Sun, Moon" is my favorite Love and Rockets album, but this is good in another way. Read morePublished on May 31, 2003 by H3@+h