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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
Only Run
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on 29 June 2014
This album is a great addition to the rest of their output over the years.
It benefits greatly from Fridmans production, especially capturing Alecs distinctive and powerful voice.
Love the duet with Nationals frontman, Matt Berninger! Great collaboration and their voices work really well together.
Also love that this album has taken the band in a new direction by adding a lot of keyboard and synth work. It gives it a fresh sound, nice and big with great clarity to the arrangements.
My only complaint is that the album only clocks in at 40 minutes!
Then again, at £3.99, i'm not complaining too much when this is a definite case of quality over quantity.
Great album!
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TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 26 June 2014
What's left of Clap Hands Say Yeah (substantially Alec Ounsworth) sounds
in remarkably fine fettle on their new album 'Only Run'. True, synthesisers
have moved much more into the foreground (not to mention middle and
background too) but this need not hinder our enjoyment. It's the quality of
the songs that matters isn't it and there are a few fine ones in this set.

There are ten tracks to consider and the overall sound is very full indeed;
a tad muddy-textured in places and tending towards the epic rather than the
intimate but Mr Ounsworth's distinctive (in a tolerably whiney Dylan-ish way)
vocal performances carry the words and the melodies more than well-enough.

The best of the bunch would have to include 'Coming Down' which, with a
little help from The National's Matt Berninger (and channeling 90's Radiohead)
packs a pretty powerful punch to the solar plexus (I could have done with a
little less incidental panting however!); the jittery 'Little Moments' which thunders
along gamely and brought The Killers to mind for more than one or two of those
moments and the evocative 'Your Advice' which brings a sense of melancholy
and loss to the mix with its half-heard fragmented snatches of ambiguous dialogue.

CHSY are exploring new avenues and it's worth the effort to carry on listening.

Recommended.
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on 21 September 2014
Almost ten years into their career, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are a long way away from the band they started out as. The now two-piece from Philadelphia are obviously some members short from their debut days. Despite that, under the same name the band who rose to fame through the acclaim of music blogging and are known for their literally “indie” DIY approach, are back with a fourth full length release. Their ambient indie album Only Run is due out on Xtra Mile Recordings in the UK and, typically of the band by now, independently in North America and Japan.

Singer Alec Ounsworth poured his heart and soul into the creation of this album. Much like the band's debut, it’s the result of an artist’s singular vision. It intends to give the listener a loose but insightful view into the last ten years of Ounsworth’s life as an artist. This almost makes it an artistic eulogy of the band so far, and it certainly comes across that way.

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/reviews/clap-hands-say-yeah-run/
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on 5 October 2014
Not as good as previous album, but bears repetition !
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on 20 February 2015
Its a really good album. love it...
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on 12 February 2015
All good
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on 29 June 2014
Their best yet.
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