Alas Salvation

Yak - Alas Salvation
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #30 / 758
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2016 Ratings: #205
May 13, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Octopus Electrical, Kobalt / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY

With ‘Alas Salvation’, they’ve set a marker for every borderline-insane newcomer emerging in the next decade.

85
The 405
As we're thrown directly and unmercifully into 'Curtain Twitcher', we're already heavily bruised from the first half of the album, and will have to wait until 'Take It' to finally take a breath.
80
NME
Every so often a new band will arrive clamouring that guitar music isn’t dead, as if they’re mid-CPR. Yak have crash-landed clutching its still-beating heart, wearing an irrepressible grin.
80
Drowned in Sound
Yak have nailed their debut album, and exceeded the high expectations put on them from the beginning. Don't let them pass you by.
80
The Guardian
Everything’s in the red, the guitars sound as if they wondered what it would sound like if you layered 60s garage rock, Stooges-style noise, 70s punk and a couple of pneumatic drills on top of each other: it’s like being run over by a steamroller for 41 minutes, but in a good way.
70
No Ripcord

Stoner-rock meshes with glam-punk in short, piercing bursts, never allowing the influences to make an impression greater than the one that Yak themselves are thrusting menacingly into your face. Yak haven’t reinvented the wheel, but their work is invigorating in its own right.

65
Under The Radar
Sure, it's a fun game to play: "Oh, there's Radiohead, and The White Stripes! And Spiritualized, and Nick Cave." The individual parts form a tasteful and varied list of NME catnip, but prove ultimately distracting on an otherwise engaging debut.
50
"¿Por qué hacer música si se puede hacer ruido?"

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xdgcx
60
Fun and admirable to a degree, yet lacking of personality or any unique characteristics.
cookie
93
Oooh baby I like it raw
Yeah baby I like it rawww
Oooh baby I like it raw
Yeah baby I like it rawww

pure energy this LP, well done lads!
noonoo97
83
Like a punky demented LCD SOUND SYSTEM mixed with the fall and the white stripes all mixed together to create a really powerful and exciting sound.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#45/Dork
#46/Gigwise
#89/Earbuddy
/DIY

MISC LISTS

/The Music Fix

Track List

  1. Victorious (National Anthem)
  2. Hungry Heart
  3. Use Somebody
  4. Interlude I
  5. Roll Another
  6. Curtain Twitcher
  7. Take It
  8. Harbour the Feeling
  9. Alas Salvation
  10. Smile
  11. Doo Wah
  12. Interlude II
  13. Please Don't Wait for Me
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