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Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 10 reviews
2011 Rank: #86 / 592
USER SCORE
84
Based on
90 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Hibernation is a record for pulling up the covers and dreaming and then venturing out to the town to see the strange and magical world of encroaching adulthood.

80
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

While The Year of Hibernation doesn’t rocket into the stratosphere so much, it’s still an exemplary debut.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

His bedroom project soars well beyond four walls, with a sound so vast it seems more than what one man could make.

70
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

If you break it all apart, there’s nothing to shock the senses, and there’s nothing particularly innovative about the execution of everything together, and the melodies aren’t the catchiest — but that’s not exactly the point.

60
PopMatters
PopMatters

To launch it to greatness, this album needs details, images, even more defined musical parts that make this specific anxiety something we can all recognize.

User Reviews
friendlybison
47
The guitar sounds very nice and traditional for as far as Dream Pop goes. Yet, the drums sound very sharp and completely breaks the atmosphere that the guitar creates. On top of that, vocals are very lazy and their dreamy filter doesn't cover up for anything. This album has good points but they get bitch slapped out of the sky by the conflicting styles.

SiberianBreaks
67
The album has a nice and relaxing sound overall. And that's what I can really consider to be great about this album at all to me. I felt the vocals were too quiet and some of the songs don't really interest me that much. I can see why other people like it, but it's just not for me I guess.

Favourite tracks: Cannons, 17

100
Quite simply my favourite album ever.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 27, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fat Possum
GENRE: Dream Pop
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 50 - Pitchfork
# 36 - Prefix
# 18 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 21 - SPIN
# 50 - Stereogum
# 17 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 19 - Pitchfork Readers
# 14 - Urban Outfitters
Track List
  1. Posters 
  2. Cannons 
  3. Afternoon 
  4. 17 
  5. July 
  6. Daydream 
  7. Montana 
  8. The Hunt
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Added on: September 27, 2011