Hercules and Love Affair is the debut studio album by American electronic music band Hercules and Love Affair, released on March 10, 2008 by DFA Records. The album was produced by Andrew Butler and Tim Goldsworthy. Andrew Raposo of fellow DFA band Automato and Tyler Pope of !!! contributed bass to the album, while Antony Hegarty co-wrote and performed vocals on some of the songs.
The album's first single "Blind", co-written and featuring vocals by Antony Hegarty, was released on March 3, 2008 and reached number forty on the UK Singles Chart. The music video for "Blind" was directed by London-based Saam and features English actress Jamie Winstone walking through clouds of smoke.
Hercules and Love Affair received general acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 86, based on 31 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".
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