- Summary: The fourth full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was self-produced and features guest vocals from The Orielles and Our Girl.
- Record Label: Domino
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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UncutOct 30, 2018Yawn is chilly and languid, the 35-year-old's penchant for sudden bursts if guitar noise giving depth and colour tot the Cure-ish gloom around "Recover," "John" and "No One's Trying To Kill You." [Dec 2018, p.30]
Oct 30, 2018The ex-Coral songwriter is unafraid to experiment on Yawn, and--aside from a few songs that lose a little of their immediacy due to similar tempos and an abundance of shoegaze guitar--the likes of Mither ('Is that your key in the door / Nothing else would mean more') showcase Ryder-Jones as one of the most distinctive, comforting and essential voices we have.
Nov 26, 2018The downbeat tone may put some people off, and with the average track lasting a good five or six minutes, it’s true that some degree of patience may be required to get the most out of Yawn. For those willing to invest that patience though, the rewards are vast: Yawn demonstrates just how well Ryder-Jones is evolving as a songwriter.
Nov 2, 2018Yawn, with a drowsy or bored effect. He doesn't sound too bored, but the slip into boredom by the listener may be too easy. Still, the music is strong and confident, but never precisely wakes up to the effects of a late-night conversation. And upon conclusion, the drowsy effects wear off.
Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
Negative: 0 out of 1
Nov 27, 2018After half a dozen listens, i’m hooked on this album. It’s taken me on an immersive, melancholic journey and because my heart yearns forAfter half a dozen listens, i’m hooked on this album. It’s taken me on an immersive, melancholic journey and because my heart yearns for another, it’s a journey I can’t escape.… Expand
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