With Light and With Love once again finds the group operating in that same box. Singer and guitarist Jeremy Earl continues to be the focal point around which the band operates, his falsetto anchoring each of the album's ten tracks. The playing is more reined in than ever, but that didn't stop the group from penning the nine-minute title track opus. The difference here is that the jamming is more refined and controlled.
As good as this album is — seriously, give these guys props for their staggering consistency — there's still the nagging feeling that we've heard all of this before. Long-time listeners will revel in the subtle sonic shifts but the rest of us are still waiting for the band to make that major artistic breakthrough we know they're capable of. (Woodsist)