I've Always Been Good at True Love

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I've always been good at true love
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Studio album by The I.L.Y's
Released June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04)
Genre
Length 28:44
Label Third Worlds
Producer Zach Hill
The I.L.Y's chronology
I've always been good at true love
(2015)
Scum with Boundaries
(2016)

I've Always Been Good at True Love (stylized as I've always been good at true love) is the debut studio album by American rock duo The I.L.Y's, featuring Zach Hill and Andy Morin of Death Grips. The album was released for free download on June 4, 2015, through Death Grips' vanity label Third Worlds.

Background and music

On June 4, 2015, Death Grips' Twitter account shared a download link for the album, hosted on Death Grips' Third Worlds website. No other information regarding to the album or the artist were provided which lead into fan theories and speculations.[1][2] Fans and critics speculated that the I.L.Y's was a side project of Death Grips members involving Tera Melos guitarist Nick Reinhart or an opening act for the band's 2015 summer tour.[3] On June 14, 2015, Death Grips confirmed that The I.L.Y's is a side project of Death Grips members Zach Hill and Andy Morin, and hinted that they plan on releasing the album physically.

Musically, the album features an art punk and a "noisy garage rock" sound.[3][4] It has been regarded as a continuation of rock-oriented sound of Death Grips' fourth studio album, The Powers That B[5] and drew comparisons to Hill's 2010 solo album Face Tat.[6]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Consequence of Sound D[5]

The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Consequence of Sound critic Brian Josephs stated: "I’ve always been good at true love is in line with the straightforward rock distortion of Jenny Death, but it’s nowhere near as exciting," with ultimately describing the album as "dried, blotchy, and bland."[5]

Track listing

All tracks written by Zach Hill and Andy Morin.

No. Title Length
1. "The Sickest Fuck of Them All" 2:43
2. "Itchy Itchy Itchy" 2:58
3. "My Career" 2:27
4. "Articulate (I'm Going So Far Into You)" 3:05
5. "Bubble Letters" 3:05
6. "Specialized" 3:17
7. "Sustain" 3:03
8. "The Whole Thing" 3:48
9. "All She Does Is Kill Shit" 4:13
Total length: 28:44

Personnel

The I.L.Y's
  • Zach Hill – vocals, drums, keyboards, guitar, production
  • Andy Morin – guitar, bass, engineering

References

  1. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (June 4, 2015). "Death Grips Release Album by Mysterious Group the I.L.Y.s". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Young, Alex (June 4, 2015). "Death Grips release mysterious new album from The I.L.Y.'s". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Rolli, Bryan (June 4, 2015). "Did Death Grips Just Release Another Surprise Album Under a Different Name?". Paste. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (June 4, 2015). "Death Grips Share Album from Mysterious Group the i.l.y.'s". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Josephs, Brian (June 12, 2015). "The I.L.Y.'s – I've always been good at true love". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Joyce, Colin (June 4, 2015). "Death Grips Share Album By Mysterious Band the I.L.Y.'s". Spin. Retrieved June 21, 2015.

External links

  • Third Worlds official website
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