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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Los Angeles-based band is the first with new drummer and bassist Brooke Dickson and Drew Thomsen.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 8, 2019
    90
    Throughout, these songs depict human connection in all its messy glory, making the case that the glory is worth the mess.
  2. 83
    Part of the fun of listening to How Do You Love? is following the narrative that unfolds throughout, as so much of the album’s smartness lies within the precise evolution that occurs from one track to the other. Unfortunately, though, it is impossible to alert the world that the album is perhaps best listened to in order the first time around.
  3. Kerrang!
    Aug 14, 2019
    80
    With Sparse arrangements and songs that are never less than smart, How Do You Love? is an album for lovers than fighters and for anyone with a little romance in their heart, this is a doozy. [17 Aug 2019, p.55]
  4. Aug 9, 2019
    75
    Passionate vocals and gritty guitar-driven melodies brings the album to life, reminding us of the reason the band have been successfully taking the industry by storm.
  5. Aug 9, 2019
    69
    Despite a few musical shortcomings, How Do You Love is an ambitious project for 18-year-old Night, and one she largely succeeds on. It’s a surprisingly deep understanding of the complexities and contradictions of relationships without ever falling into the clichés of depicting a young romance while those feelings are still extremely present.
  6. Aug 9, 2019
    60
    Unfortunately, none of the later tracks hit with the same urgency as the first few. The album is a fun listen, still, and one that encapsulates that Polaroid summer we’re all after.
  7. Aug 12, 2019
    40
    Fifteen tracks stretches them too far, though, and on the likes of Fog, their woahs sound tired, and it becomes apparent that these are pretty empty musical calories.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 9, 2019
    10
    Potential album of the year. Not only is every song a potential single on their own, as a whole, the record tells a story. They didn't have toPotential album of the year. Not only is every song a potential single on their own, as a whole, the record tells a story. They didn't have to but they did that! Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    8
    This is an interesting one. Although I like most of the songs from their first album better as individual songs (I love punk.); I like thisThis is an interesting one. Although I like most of the songs from their first album better as individual songs (I love punk.); I like this album better than the former. The album is much more cohesive and refined; and awesome to listen to as a whole. I've seen people complaining that they wanted another punk album, rather than the more alternative rock/pop punk direction this one took; and it's fine if they prefer that; however, I think it's not fair to judge the album based on what you wanted it to be. I wanted another punk album; but the band don't owe me that just because I want it. They can put out whatever they want; and if you don't like it, just don't listen to it. Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2019
    5
    No es la gran cosa, la mitad de las canciones son aburridas siento que si las canciones debieron de durar menos de 2min para que no fueran unaNo es la gran cosa, la mitad de las canciones son aburridas siento que si las canciones debieron de durar menos de 2min para que no fueran una perdida de tiempo Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2019
    4
    A lot of the songs on here sound far too similar to the rest of the tracks here, which makes them become tiring and very forgettable veryA lot of the songs on here sound far too similar to the rest of the tracks here, which makes them become tiring and very forgettable very quickly. Lyrically it's kind of bland too, no hooks or choruses here that I really see myself getting stuck in my head. Not really fond of this one on the whole. Expand