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Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 14 reviews
2010 Rank: #186 / 537
USER SCORE
79
Based on
29 ratings

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musicOMH
musicOMH

Mischievous from the word go, Yeasayer's second album Odd Blood opens with a musical red herring. With its clunky electronics, cow bells and slo-mo vocals, The Children sounds like a nasty 1970s Peter Gabriel single played at 33rpm. It's best taken as a palate cleanser, providing a clear break between the stately mystique of their debut All Hour Cymbals and the unashamedly crowd-pleasing yet deceptively complex remainder of the new album.

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Pitchfork
Pitchfork

When Yeasayer debuted in 2007 with All Hour Cymbals, they were a Brooklyn art-pop group intriguingly out of step with their peers. They carried an air of mystery and surprise, and at their best ("2080", "Sunrise") managed to make offbeat mysticism and off-kilter pop music seem attractive and exciting. They were basically a rootsy, classic rock-ish version of MGMT then. Their fate seemed doubly sealed by "Tightrope", their laser-focused and damn near best-in-show con

tribution to the all-star charity compilation Dark Was the Night.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 9, 2010
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
GENRE: Experimental
WEBSITE: www.yeasayer.net
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 19 - A.V. Club
# 22 - Amazon
# 5 - American Songwriter
# 16 - Consequence of Sound
# 8 - Drowned in Sound
# 13 - musicOMH
# 15 - NME
# 46 - No Ripcord
# 9 - One Thirty BPM
# 47 - Paste
# 47 - PopMatters
# 15 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 15 - Q Magazine
# 17 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 26 - Rolling Stone
# 12 - Spin
# 14 - Stereogum
# 8 - Time
# 39 - Uncut
# 11 - Under the Radar
Track List

  1. The Children 
  2. Ambling Alp 
  3. Madder Red 
  4. I Remember 
  5. ONE 
  6. Love Me Girl 
  7. Rome 
  8. Strange Reunions 
  9. Mondegreen

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