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My Love Is Cool is the debut studio album by the alternative rock band Wolf Alice, released on 22 June 2015 in the UK and 23 June 2015 in the US on Dirty Hit Records. This album includes the previously released singles "Bros" and "Fluffy" in re-recorded versions, and was preceded by the songs "Giant Peach" and "You're a Germ".[2] The song "Moaning Lisa Smile", which originally appeared on the EP Creature Songs, charted within the top 10 of the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart peaking at #9, and was also included for the US release of the album.[3] The album was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize.[4] In 2016, a deluxe edition of the album was released, containing the Blush and Creature Songs EPs, along with the B-sides to the early "Bros" and "Fluffy" singles and some more previously released material.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[6]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[7]
DIY Magazine5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[8]
Drowned in Sound9/10[9]
The Guardian4/5 stars11px11px11px11px[10]
MusicOMH4.5/5 stars11px11px11px11px[11]
NME9/10 stars7px7px7px7px7px7px7px7px7px[1]
Pitchfork Media7.4/10[12]
Q4/5[5]

My Love Is Cool received positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 21 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews.[5]

Accolades

Publication Accolade Year Rank
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2015 2015
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2015 2015
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2015 2015
Q 50 Albums of The Year 2015 2015
44

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Turn to Dust"3:07
2."Bros"3:44
3."Your Love's Whore"4:57
4."You're a Germ"2:53
5."Lisbon"3:26
6."Silk"4:03
7."Freazy"3:14
8."Giant Peach"4:35
9."Swallowtail"5:41
10."Soapy Water"3:42
11."Fluffy"2:44
12."The Wonderwhy" (includes hidden track "My Love Is Cool"Script error)6:46
Total length:48:52

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 2

Personnel

Wolf Alice

  • Ellie Rowsell — Lead vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, Hammond organ, omnichord, background vocals on "Swallowtail"
  • Joff Oddie — Guitar, synthesizer, banjo, violin, background vocals, programming
  • Theo Ellis — Bass guitar, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Joel Amey — Drums, organ, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals, lead vocals on "Swallowtail"

Additional personnel

  • Samuel Burgess-Johnson — Design
  • Dan Chertoff — A&R (US)
  • Mike Crossey — Mixing, producer, programming, synthesizer
  • Jonathan Gilmore — Engineer
  • Paul Laurendeau — Engineer
  • Richard Madenfort — Assistant producer
  • Catherine Marks — Mixing, producer
  • Rick Marty — Guitar
  • Jammie Oborne — A&R
  • Robin Schmidt — Mastering
  • Rachel Thomas — Photography
  • Chuck Waite — A&R

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beaumont, Mark (15 June 2015). "NME Reviews - Wolf Alice - 'My Love Is Cool'". NME. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  3. "Wolf Alice - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  4. "Mercury Prize shortlist". BBC. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Critic Reviews for My Love is Cool". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  6. Phares, Heather. "My Love Is Cool - Wolf Alice". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  7. McCormick, Neil (14 June 2015). "Wolf Alice, My Love Is Cool, review: 'feral and sophisticated'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  8. Ackroyd, Stephen. "Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool album review". DIY Magazine. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  9. Adams, Sean (24 June 2015). "Album Review: Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  10. Gibsone, Harriet (18 June 2015). "Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool review – familiar but invigorating indie-rock". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  11. Marsh, Graeme (17 June 2015). "Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool". MusicOMH. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  12. Snapes, Laura (30 June 2015). "Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  13. "The Best Albums of 2015". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  14. "NME'S Albums of the Year 2015". nme.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  15. "Albums of the Year 2015". roughtrade.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  16. "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  17. "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

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