Love Is Here

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For the single by The Supremes, see Love Is Here and Now You're Gone.
Love Is Here
Studio album by Starsailor
Released October 8, 2001
Genre Indie rock, piano rock
Length 46:23
Label EMI
Producer Mark Aubrey
Steve Osborne
Starsailor
Starsailor chronology
Love Is Here
(2001)
Silence Is Easy
(2003)
Singles from Love Is Here
  1. "Fever"
    Released: February 5, 2001
  2. "Good Souls"
    Released: April 23, 2001
  3. "Alcoholic"
    Released: September 17, 2001
  4. "Lullaby"
    Released: December 10, 2001
  5. "Poor Misguided Fool"
    Released: March 18, 2002

Love Is Here is the debut studio album by indie rock band Starsailor, released on 8 October 2001 (see 2001 in music). In 2002 Love Is Here was certified as platinum in the UK[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 6/10[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 5.7/10.0[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7][dead link]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]

Upon its release, Love Is Here received some critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews and ratings from mainstream critics, the album received a metascore of 72, based on 19 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Q listed Love Is Here as one of the best 50 albums of 2001,[9] while NME rated it as the fifth best album of the year.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tie Up My Hands" – 5:46
  2. "Poor Misguided Fool" – 3:51
  3. "Alcoholic" – 2:56
  4. "Lullaby" – 4:13
  5. "Way to Fall" – 4:30
  6. "Fever" – 4:03
  7. "She Just Wept" – 4:12
  8. "Talk Her Down" – 4:11
  9. "Love Is Here" – 4:41
  10. "Good Souls" – 4:53
  11. "Coming Down" – 14:30 (song ends at 3:07)

The album also includes a hidden track at 13:35 of the track "Coming Down," consisting of under a minute of humming from the band members. The humming is background accompaniment for the song "Coming Down", but an alternate take.

Chart Position[edit]

Country Peak
position
Certification Sales
Italy[11] 20 - -
United Kingdom 2 Platinum 550000+

Personnel[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song "Way to Fall" is played during the ending credits of the 2004 video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Director Hideo Kojima hand-picked the song for the game's soundtrack, apparently having discovered the song by accident while looking for another song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starsailor Awards :: Music - For Your Information :: Starsailor Awards @ Mfyi.com
  2. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Love Is Here - Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Love Is Here - Starsailor | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Carlin, Tom (17 October 2001). "Album Review: Starsailor - Love Is Here". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Segal, Victoria (2 October 2001). "NME Album Reviews - Starsailor : Love Is Here - NME.COM". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Dare, Christopher (21 January 2002). "Starsailor: Love Is Here | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (31 December 2002). "Starsailor: Love Is Here | Music Review | Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65. 
  10. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year for 2001 - NME.COM". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
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