Y Dydd Olaf

Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #261 / 772
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2015 Ratings: #161
July 24, 2015 / Release Date
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Heavenly / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet
If the themes – and language – are subversively impenetrable, the tunes throughout are unambiguously gorgeous.
85
The Line of Best Fit

Y Dydd Olaf is a marvellously magical mixture of elation, anger and sorrow and is very lovely indeed. With the opening salvo of her solo career Gwenno has added another album to the growing list of this year’s highlights.

80
Drowned in Sound
This is music that the listener can plunge into and summon up her own images and sense from.
80
AllMusic
Sometimes relaxed and dreamlike, sometimes insistent and driving, Gwenno and Edwards are expert at crafting songs that sound like they were made in a laboratory by vintage robots, while at the same time having a warmly beating heart.
80
Pitchfork

Y Dydd Olaf is a crucial minority language record, but Saunders' beguiling melodies and execution also make it one of the best British debuts of 2015.

80
Clash

This is a musically adventurous record that's sugared by its pop sensibility.

80
Time Out London

The Welsh-language debut by the former Pipettes frontwoman pairs luscious, breathy vocals and sci-fi themes with funky electronica and industrial clanks – the sound of the M4 meeting the autobahn.

80
musicOMH

Despite the heavy topics, Gwenno brings a lightness of touch to everything on the album – her vocals are both light and breezy, and sometimes sound full of wonder, as if she can’t wait to explore this weird dysoptian future that she’s singing about.

70
The 405
It all adds up to a pretty remarkable reinvention and album of leftfield synth-pop that is dark and mysterious enough to beguile in any language.
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
Gupla
NR
Las sensaciones detrás de este álbum no son las mismas que las de algún otro álbum pop, y lo que realmente hace ingenioso a este material son las constantes melodías nostálgicas semejantes a sonidos de los 60′s, que por hoy lo denominamos como sonido vintage, de la mano de un interior blanco y negro que agarra bien a la entidad del material. Un sonido dulce y nítido que mezcla el dream, con un indie pop grisáceo y plomizo, para ... read more
lerkenfeldt
86
Even though i don't understand a word of what is sung on the record, you can sense the melancholy, the frustration, but also the hope and love. 'Y Dydd Olaf' is an immensely beautiful listen, and the many layers and gorgeously crafted songs on it, is more than enough to make you wanna listen to it over and over. Alongside Jenny Hval and Soko this is absolutely my favorite experimental - pop album of the year so far.

Favorite moments: Calon Peiriant, Sisial Y Mör, Golau Arall, Fratolish ... read more
Zatak
74
This a cool experimental pop record. The last track is the perfect ending.
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Track List

  1. Chwyldro
  2. Patriarchaeth
  3. Calon Peiriant
  4. Sisial Y Môr
  5. Dawns Y Blaned Dirion
  6. Golau Arall
  7. Stwff
  8. Y Dydd Olaf
  9. Fratolish Hiang Perpeshk
  10. Amser
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