Q (Magazine) (p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sprawling psychedelic tapestry....UNIVERSE is a perfectly haphazard send-off."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THROW IT TO THE UNIVERSE's more truncated shape boosts their potency....The group's hermeticism-influenced lyrics remain cryptic as ever..."
Personnel: Ebbot Lundberg (vocals, autoharp); Ian Person, Mattias Bärjed (guitar, background vocals); Martin Hederos (violin, piano, organ, background vocals); Fredrik Sandsten (drums, percussion, background vocals); Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Hoffe Stannow; Ebbot Lundberg.
Recording information: Hammarby Studio; Impressound Studio; Studio Cobra; Svenska Grammofonstudion.
Throw It to the Universe is the sixth album by Gothenburg, Sweden rock sextet the Soundtrack of Our Lives. It is a meld of the acoustic and electric rock that TSOOL have utilized somewhat sparingly throughout their career. These 13 well-constructed songs reflect less of the group's debt to early Pink Floyd, and instead explore their long fascination with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Band, and the late-era Byrds. They also reveal their interest in the modern-day indie Americana approaches of the National and Grizzly Bear, making this album a refinement of TSOOL's already signature sound.