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Ruby Red

The Love LanguageAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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"music that is gorgeous and unashamedly fun." —Pitchfork

"McLamb makes records you can swoon to" ~ PASTE MAGAZINE

"a little like walking out of your dark apartment into an unexpectedly gorgeous day" ~ NYLON

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  • Audio CD (July 23, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,545 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Friends and fans of The Love Language songwriter and frontman Stuart McLamb have learned to expect a lot, but rarely in a timely manner. Completing a triumvirate of spiritual transmissions spent lost (2009's The Love Language) and found (2010's Libraries), 2013's Ruby Red exorcises the transient brilliance fostered by McLamb within the sheetrock walls of the album's namesake artist space.

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4.0 out of 5 stars McLamb's Little Masterpiece August 27, 2013
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Stuart McLamb is one of the good guys. Like many other indie rock luminaries over the last 20 years McLamb began The Love Language as just a guy recording personal songs in his bedroom. Very personal and emotional, the first Love Language album was a break up album of sorts, filled with rough little pop gems that caught the attention of music listeners in 2009. So in 2010 McLamb got to record in a real studio with a real producer. The result was Libraries, a stunning pop gem that showed McLamb wanted to make The Love Language more than just a DIY project to help him mend a broken heart. The Love Language seem to have no plans of going back to the lo fi bedroom pop they started out making. Ruby Red is the biggest and brashest McLamb's project has ever sounded, but still retains the emotional heft and intimacy that made The Love Language so endearing to begin with.

The difference is immediate with Ruby Red. For starters, album opener "Calm Down" is a driving chunk of fist-pumping momentum. It's an arena rock scorcher minus the cheesy bravado. Full of immediacy and desperation, it's a stunning track that brings to mind Here We Go Magic's "The Collector", minus the Krautrock tendencies. The last minute and a half is a full-on instrumental breakdown, full of cymbal bashing and strings coming to a climactic crescendo. It's stunning, honestly. "Kids" follows it with a junkyard stomp pop swagger and a distant reverb that seems to envelop a mini-orchestra in the background. Further down the pike is an almost angst-y track called "First Shot", which sounds like something The Walkmen would've written in a more pensive state of mind. "Golden Age" flows with more of that Here We Go Magic charm, more so from their 2012 subdued album A Different Ship. "For Izzy" is a real treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Phil Spector wall of sound April 23, 2014
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Great album that sounds lush and full. Hearkens back to old pop sound, with a definite new twist. Epic and sprawling with the occasional touch of electronic vibe to make it feel fresh. Pilot Light and For Izzie are masterpieces. Solid and better each time that I listen to it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long drive music January 8, 2014
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I must say that I don't like all the songs, but in general the bands sound has a great tempo and driving force. Can get you going!
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