The Year of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2011 Ratings: #110 / 949
User Score
Based on 247 ratings
2011 Ratings: #43
Liked by 2 people
September 27, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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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.

Beats Per Minute

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

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.

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.

Dream Pop is a genre that despite its simplicity and often similar formula arouses great emotions in me. It makes it easier for me to enjoy what it is, allows me to forget about problems and helps to look at everything from a different perspective. I always lose myself in this music as if I were in a kind of trance. I just love this feeling so much. Of course, the louder the music is, the more pleasant it is starting to be. Blurred vocals are just beautiful and although at the first time they ... read more
This was sweet. A nice little bedroom pop album. Youth Lagoon was ahead of the game before the indie pop scene was saturated by DIY-ers making straight-forward bedroom pop. An album all about growing up, letting go of one's childhood and looking ahead to the life in front of you. I enjoyed most of the songs on here. Pretty, simple and sweet. Some lyrics that have stuck with me and made me close to want to break into tears. Anyone who is trying to get into indie pop or want an easy album to get ... read more
Quite simply my favourite album ever.
Nice hazy and emotive bedroom pop.
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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