AOTY 2018

Yolk in the Fur

Wild Pink - Yolk in the Fur
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #84 / 709
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2018 Ratings: #356
July 20, 2018 / Release Date
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Tiny Engines / Label
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With Yolk in the Fur, Wild Pink have crafted their most unassuming and naturally beautiful album. 


This is a truly remarkable album, combining a timeless sound with heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics that achieves the rare feat of sounding both universal and deeply personal at the same time.


The Brooklyn band’s second album thrives on a combination of rock extroversion and frontman John Ross’ hard-won and tenuous new optimism.

The 405

New York natives Wild Pink are influenced by early 90’s indie-rock and slowcore, resulting in music creating a meditation of the mind and unfurling all of the emotions and thoughts that we sometimes push back.


The New York trio’s new album Yolk in the Fur zeroes in on the sighs and thrum, with beautiful results.

Some pretty guitar work, but overall a little uninspired. It is nice background music for working, it just doesn't lend itself to a deeper analysis.
This is a vast improvement and a gigantic change of pace for Wild Pink. They’ve gone from what was basically a Power Pop band to worshipping the War On Drugs sound. And I mean that in the best way. There are tons of power chords here, passionate vocal performances as well as some of warmest synths you’re going to hear this year. Not to mention the songwriting on here more times than not is seriously classy. Simple, but filled with tons of imagery, and unbearably classy. There ... read more
Wild Pink's 'Yolk in the Fur' creates a swirling sense of intimacy in its lyrics, but unfortunately it doesn't bring anything new to the table.

Indie-rock has become one of the most revered genres since its main inception in the 90's. It has seemingly died and been revived time and time again, but it is at somewhat of a stalemate, with bands trying to replicate sounds that hark back its glory days and even the mid-2000's. Wild Pink does a decent job at reviving some of these sounds on their ... read more
Wild Pink has taken on the role of a critical darling at a time when most young indie rock bands must rely on word-of-mouth instead of critical support. Their self-titled debut, which came onto my radar courtesy of a glowing Steven Hyden review, was a patient grower that you could imagine leading towards a bigger, buzzier followup. “Yolk in the Fur” is certainly bigger, and it’s thoroughly unsurprising why Hyden loves it — Wild Pink have gravitated towards classic rock ... read more
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Track List

  1. Burger Hill
  2. Lake Erie
  3. Yolk in the Fur
  4. Civility at Gunpoint
  5. Jewels Drossed in the Runoff
  6. There Is a Ledger
  7. The Seance On St. Augustine St.
  8. John Mosby Hollow Drive
  9. Love Is Better
  10. All Some Frenchman's Joke
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Added on: May 11, 2018