Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
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skeames1214
September 26th 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just got back from seeing them in a tiny bar. They were awesome. Perfect live mix, which is super rare.

alabasterjones
October 2nd 2013



62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Just got back from seeing them in a tiny bar. They were awesome. Perfect live mix, which is super rare."

For real man.

As much as I like the hushed bedroom vibe of this record, I feel like this album would have potentially made him a star if he had recorded it in a proper studio like he did with Wondrous Bughouse.

Anyone who has heard him play July or Montana live can attest to that. He blows up the slow jams as hard as they can possibly go live. Saw him at a sold out show in Chicago in May, and last week when he was in town here in Champaign. Was kind of worried he would be a mediocre live act, but HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

benkim
October 2nd 2013



2094 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

He's already a star in my book!

skeames1214
October 2nd 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@alabaster Yeah, absolutely. I like the bedroom-vibe the first album has, but once you see those songs live it's hard to go back. The guitars are way more prominent live, and I was pleasantly surprised by how hard they hit during the climaxes.

Not a YoH song, but singing "you'll never die" with a huge group of people and that pulsing beat in the background was a really fantastic concert moment.

alabasterjones
October 2nd 2013



62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sounds like my experience....and it wasn't just the guitars, the drums also really stood out. They closed with July, and the drummer was pounding away with all his might at the climax.

skeames1214
October 2nd 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, definitely a much more prominent part of the music than the drum machines on the album.

I don't know about you, but I gained a new appreciation for Wondrous Bughouse after seeing those songs performed live. I realized what he was trying to accomplish with that album, and it finally clicked for me. It's a HUGE album. Really ambitious.

skeames1214
October 2nd 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can't wait to see what he does next. He's one of the most promising young artists, I think.

alabasterjones
October 2nd 2013



62 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"I don't know about you, but I gained a new appreciation for
Wondrous Bughouse after seeing those songs performed live."

Definitely. It does kind of make me wonder why the album doesn't sound more like that, but I digress. The album is wonderful by its own merits.

skeames1214
October 13th 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I listen to side A at least once a day.

sarahyfairy
October 21st 2013



1 Comments


I can only describe listening to this album as watching July fireworks burst across night skies in slow motion.

The Year of Hibernation promises to whisk you away in a haze of profound lyrics that are buried in warm swells of synth and bedroom pop distortions.

I will be eternally grateful to anyone and everyone who likes, shares or comments on this article…

http://audiomob.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/for-dreamers-who-pay-attention/

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
November 6th 2013



1653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I wish I could listen to this without hearing Herbert the pervert from Family Guy singing to me because the music itself is really great.

skeames1214
November 6th 2013



2713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what

808muzik
March 31st 2014



938 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This brings me back to a really good place every time i listen to it.

Digging: Kero Kero Bonito - Intro Bonito

NorthernSkylark
April 24th 2014



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I kinda liked dropla, but most of the album was psychedelic in a way that I couldn't really appreciate.

Fortunately, this is still solid. A-side Rocks hard, B side is great.

Digging: Julia Brown - An Abundance of Strawberries



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