Album review: Pete Yorn
The feted Noughties rock singer-songwriter bashes out this eponymous record in five days... and it shows.
This all-black album follows on the heels of Break Up, Yorn’s critically acclaimed set with Scarlett Johansson, and the largely acoustic Back & Fourth, both birthed in 2009.
It was actually recorded partway through sessions for Break Up, done and dusted in five days with the Pixies’ Frank Black at the controls.
It’s an intense affair in parts, guitars hammered away in a disappointingly uninspired, meat-and-two-veg style.
First track Precious Stone signposts the way, its heads-down electric rock coming across like a crossbreed of REM guitars and Neil Young-style opining, albeit a good octave lower and sans much of his passion.
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Let the 11 songs burrow into your head and the odd helf-decent tune surfaces, but this is the sound of Yorn off the boil.
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- 2 Statue of Philip Noel-Baker replaced in Islington after 35 years
- 3 Meet the owner of the Camden Passage shop window where nothing is for sale
- 4 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 5 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 6 'We can do better': Islington Society calls for rethink on Barnard Park plans
- 7 Mum-of-two 'loses everything' in Islington fire
- 8 Two men jailed for life after double murder
- 9 What do smoking and People Friendly Streets have in common?
- 10 Statue to street cat Bob unveiled in Islington Green