The woes of the heart are all on display in this the debut album by the North Carolina band, The Love Language. The nine tracks on this album are like scratchier, rawer versions of songs that Arcade Fire might record. The instrumentation from the eight members is great and the energy is high throughout. The guitar, piano, drums, tambourine, etc. are all mashed up together so it is hard to distinguish one from the other. It forces you to focus on the entire sound rather than honing in on one instrument. One thing I do hope for now that they have signed with a new label is that the production values on their second album will do them justice for on this one it is rather low.