L' is some of Th Faith Healers' earliest work, and as such it seems like a raw approximation of the later sound. It's a sloppy, noisy, developmental record, and probably isn't as artistically worthwhile as the band's later releases -- but despite its unformed qualities, it's still a great record for both fans of the group and others. All of the moments that are more defined on later releases are there -- the band's unique take on Too Pure's drone elements ("Slag"), and their unexpected turns toward more American indie ("Reptile Smile") -- which makes L' seem like a very promising and interesting release from a young band.
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AllMusic Review by Nitsuh Abebe