- Vinyl (25 Oct. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Cobra
- ASIN: B0030E5NKA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,661 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Odd Blood [VINYL]
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2010 sophomore album from the Brooklyn-based Indie Rockers. Yeasayer released their first album in 2007 and toured with sold out shows around the world. Now, Odd Blood is shaping up to be a highly successful record for the three piece. The album spans the musical spectrum, blending the twisted, ambient rhythms and global sound of their debut release with forceful ambitious electronics and hook-laden playful Pop.
Top Customer Reviews
"Odd Blood" starts with the "The Children". Its industrial in its feel, has a distorted vox form vocals and is eerie and oppressive. Frankly it would be a bizarre opener to any an album and its a terrible start. Its crunchy sludge motif continues into "Amblin Alp" the first single.But then suddenly this transforms into the album into electropop dance music with a song chock full of catchy hooks and reggae bounce with a great vocal by Chris Keating.Read more ›
Well to answer the first question, it is catergoritally YES. This is (along with Hot Chip) the fist great 'pop' album of the year. Take the second track (Ambling Alps), it is all loud synths, disco bass and crashing percussion. Over all this Keating provides the delectable couplet 'Stick up for yourself son, nevermind what everybody else done'. The middle eight resembles The Scissor Sisters a little too much for this listeners ears' but the overall impact of the track cannot be over estimated, it is without doubt a disco classic and will (hopefully) be heard on dancefloors across the world throughout the year.
But that is by no means a lone high-point. Track 4 (I Remember) is a tender ballad which should do well if given the right exposure. Single 'O.N.E' is a Talking Heads-tinged disco anthem repleat with steel drums and stabbing synths, it has a real carribean feel to it and just at the point when it feels like it's about to enter a complete freak-out the track just blooms into a (dare I say it) Radio 1 playlist style dance climax. 'Rome' is also a highlight and will surely be released as a single in the future.Read more ›
Unselfconscious arthouse rock of almost the highest order.
It had a light touch, a big smile and you could dance to it
and who could ask for more than that in these dark times?
'Odd Blood' is a very strong second showing.
The music is intelligent and interesting in equal measure.
The band are not afraid of a good tune and running with it.
'Madder Red' is one of their finest. An expansive and
powerfully melodic composition with some fine falsetto
"Woo Oohs" to sing along to (nearly always a good thing!)
The dense, synth-laden structure of 'I Remember', with its
heart-felt central vocal performance is another winner.
At times the band sound like close cousins of
TV On The Radio but have the advantage of not taking
themselves quite as seriously and at the end of the
day there is more than enough room in the world for yet
another quality Brooklyn-based experimental pop combo!
The rhapsodic rhythmic textures of 'O.N.E.' look back fondly
to the eighties but keeps nostalgia nicely under control
to deliver one of the albums highlights. Heck! Put this on
at a wedding disco and everyone would be on the floor!!
'Rome' chugs and chortles along happily. The big bad bassline
packs a punch and the ecstatic vocal harmonies are a hoot!
(The chipmunk solo is particularly delightful!)
'Strange Reunions' sounds like the lovechild of The Beach Boys
and Alanis Morissette swimming under water in the fourth dimension.
'Mondegreen' is a sort of rockabilly hootenanny on the moon.
Final track 'Grizelda' ends the album on a fragile almost folksy high.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I first went nuts over Simian Mobile Disco's Audacity Of Huge (featuring Yeasayer's Chris Keating on vocals), I had never heard Yeasayer. Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2012 by NIMROD
Well, first of all this is significantly different to the first, very original, album. After hearing Ambling Alp and ONE I was persuaded to try this album (I had heard all the... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2011 by tooplanx
Yeasayer are not conventional - their stuff is whacky but catchy and they are so animated live. A bit odder than indie.Published on 29 Jan. 2011 by Lolaa
I can kind of understand why people think this album is too 80's and pop, I had a similar problem on the first few listens. Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2010 by the pelican
this has got to be the best new music i have heard for a long time.i saw them on jules holland (tv) & though mmmm i`ll try that,bought the record on spec & it has blown me... Read morePublished on 30 May 2010 by geoff hummerstone
I won't write long paragraphs about this album but i will say what, IMO, is good and bad about it.
The first track 'the children' i like, as it's an uncoventional and... Read more
Oddly, it bloody reminds me of early 1980's UK pop. Tears For Fears' The Hurting and Japan (such as in The Collection) to be precise. Read morePublished on 14 May 2010 by Stan FREDO
Yeasayer had a task to top their brilliant debut, and so quite rightly decided to take an almighty leap in another direction altogether for this follow up. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2010 by Adam K.
So the story goes, the Animal Collective-Odd Blood connection is two-fold.
Firstly, in releasing a very early, much-lauded (whisper it) "album of the year contender",... Read more