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100
The Independent
Few pop acts are making heartbreak so straightforwardly danceable at the moment.
80
NME
As well as being made up of the most immediate songs Years & Years have ever released, an insatiability burns at their centre.
80
Evening Standard

On what is effectively his debut solo album, Olly Alexander revels in the sound of pent-up party energy.

80
AllMusic

While Night Call builds nicely upon Years & Years' indie electronic roots, it primarily feels like a new beginning for Alexander as he boldly embraces his pop future.

80
The Observer

Not only are they two members lighter ... but that second album’s convoluted conceptual framework has been shaken off in favour of 14 sweat-soaked bangers that focus on pent-up carnal desires.

80
DIY

‘Night Call’ is [a] record that celebrates the joyous power of the club, but underneath almost every pulsing beat is a barely-concealed ode to getting your rocks off in some form too.

80
PopMatters

Years & Years’ Night Call is a sexy, fun, at-times exhilarating album that looks with affection at the music of the 1980s but adds a smart, fresh update.

80
Record Collector
Back from It's A Sin, Olly Alexander shines on his own.
70
Gigwise
There’s plenty to enjoy here, and above all it’s plenty of fun. Sure, there are some hits and some misses, but overall a solid effort from one of the men of the moment.
70
Clash
A slim 11 tracks, it’s a bubbly, bright return, one that emphasises pop potency while not quite eschewing the lyrical daring that has always made Years & Years such an enriching experience.
70
Albumism

Night Call is a hi-fi album primed for neon flooring, and perhaps that’s where Olly Alexander was always meant to be.

68
Beats Per Minute

Night Call isn’t a deviation from past releases but rather an amplification – the songs are more maximal, more bombastic and unapologetically poppier than before.

60
Uncut

Too often ... good-not-great tunes can’t quite make up for generic song structures and performances that seem to have lost a certain charismatic shine during the downsizing operation.

60
The Irish Times
There are probably no straight-up brilliant songs on this album, but between the throwback production and catchy choruses, there’s enough good here to keep us rooting for showbiz’s current golden boy.
60
The Telegraph

Quite frankly, it gets a little exhausting. By the time you get to the more nuanced 20 Minutes, a percussive, instantly infectious tune about the build-up to a romantic connection, you might need paracetamol.

60
musicOMH

The music is fun and easygoing ... When the pace drops the results become more mixed.

60
RIOT
If an album could grab you firmly by the wrist and drag you onto the dance floor, it would definitely be this one.
55
Spectrum Culture

Try as he might, Olly Alexander fails to deliver a gay dance-pop album worth remembering.

40
Mojo
Despite lyrics seemingly written on the back of a cigarette packet between filming commitments, this is an album of ambitious king-making. But in its Thatcher-ite commitment to pop perfection, it turns the art of the album into a sausage factory of hit-making.
40
The Skinny
Night Call too often leans into pop music clichés and feels disappointingly dated.
30
God Is in the TV
To be fair, the songs are pretty catchy, but so is Covid, and I don’t want that either.
Davibitt1234
68

Com Years & Years deixando de ser um grupo para se tornar um projeto solo do vocalista da banda, era incerto como Olly Alexander ia se adaptar para continuar Years & Years sem seus ex-colegas de grupo. E agora, com o lançamento de 'Night Call', sabemos o resultado do primeiro disco de Years & Years sem o resto dos integrantes, e por ele vemos que o artista terá que trazer algo melhor em próximos álbuns se quiser impressionar tanto como os registros de ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
50

NO NUANCE REVIEW

I feel like I was just shopping at an Aéropostale

Maqtheus
52

Durante muitos anos, o Years & Years funcionou como uma banda alternativa bastante receptiva para um público mais modesto. Sem um sucesso estrondoso ou um flop significativo, é possível notar que eles viviam em uma margem bastante usual no pop, com diversos altos e baixos em relação ao que era lançado e visto por quem os acompanhava sem muita atenção. Contudo, apesar de alguns destaques, a banda, de fato, nunca atingiu uma profundidade ... read more

Lccs
70

Fav Tracks: Starstruck, Consequences, Sooner Or Later.

KoreanAcidHouse
70

This thing is probably a 69 but caught me in a good mood today. With each Y&Y release I think more that the debut album was a bit of a fluke.

veectwr
38

[eng] The project that started as a trio, Years & Years, had everything to be great, going from the alternative to the bigger picture. But by losing two members and starting a more intro-specific journey of lead singer Olly Alexander, the band loses its roots and forgets any passing that they had in the quality aspect. While in earlier albums we had present and striking singles, in this work we are absorbed in endless boring tracks that have NOTHING to differentiate them from the current ... read more

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Track List

1Consequences
3:05
68
2Starstruck
3:27
70
3Night Call
2:50
60
4Intimacy
2:35
50
5Crave
3:17
63
6Sweet Talker
2:57
56
7Sooner Or Later
3:20
62
820 Minutes
2:59
63
9Strange And Unusual
3:15
58
10Make It Out Alive
3:03
56
11See You Again
3:09
55
Total Length: 34 minutes
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Added on: September 28, 2021