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  • Summary: The debut album for the Israel-born singer/songwriter creates beats with the help of effects pedals and the guitar.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 80
    A haunting cover of the Pixies' 'Where Is My Mind' rounds off a quite remarkable debut. [May 2008]
  2. The songs on his debut album, Charmed and Strange are quirky and inventive.
  3. This is a debut album of startling originality, that seems set to cast its spell most acutely on a hot summer's night.
  4. Charmed and Strange, however, is a collection of interesting guitar playing with a few lyrics thrown in for pop legitimacy.
  5. The sparse sound that he produces means it's more entertaining to watch his trickery than to listen to it. [Apr 2008, p.117]
  6. He performs everything (from drum'n'bass to hip hop beats) on his guitar, leading him to be dubbed a 'one-man Timbaland band'. A true percussive original.
  7. Yoav goes about his expecting some sort of kneejerk praise for rolling dolo, but thanks to a total lack of depth, sonic or otherwise, all I see is the gimmicks, the wack lyrics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. BirdBoy
    Apr 3, 2008
    10
    A very unusual and most welcome record.
  2. ChristopherC.
    Apr 3, 2008
    9
    Club Thing is my favourite track of the year.
  3. ScottA.
    Apr 3, 2008
    7
    The album's best cut ("Adore Adore") is featured first. It's a pleasant, hook-filled number all about the devil. The rest of the songs unwind with a sameness that lessens the overall effect. Expand