The GUARDIAN review is pretty tough (not in a negative way, but in it's critique' standards), but I agree, it's mostly favorable.
Rolling Stone KILLED VENUS & MARS for me. I was leaning towards thinking something was wrong with my initial "love" for it, then I read that review, and it probably just confirmed what I was thinking sub-consciousely. They savaged it at the time it was released. No mercy at all. That's ONE example of how bad reviews CAN mess with your head.
However, I was 17 at the time. A bit more impressionable. I take reviews into consideration, but if I like something, I like it. A good review confirms it. A bad one might make me analyze it a bit more, but, ultimately, it doesn't change my opinion.
Whatever. People will write what they want to write. Half the time, they revise these reviews 20-30 years later and claim they LOVE the album they trashed at the time of release. Rolling Stone has done that countless times.
in years to come/they may discover/what the air we breathe and the life we lead are all about/but it won't be soon enough for me