Nightcrawler

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  • Summary: Dave Grohl and the Dixie Chicks guest on the singer-songwriter's third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Yorn and his lazy-day delivery... manage to hop between dance pop and lovely synth ballads with surprising ease. [8 Sep 2006, p.159]
  2. As with his debut, Yorn gets the highlights out of the way by the halfway mark. The rest is a bit of a coast, though it's a pleasant bit of coasting.
  3. Despite it missing the fire of his first record, it's a worthy piece of work.
  4. Nightcrawler is the remedy to the collective uncertainty cast by Day I Forgot’s giant shadow of mediocrity: it’s a “solid record” that highlights Yorn’s potential as a songwriter and craftsman, underplays many of his weaknesses, and firmly situates him within the category of Rock Troubadours Who Are Still Worth Paying Attention To.
  5. Nightcrawler stretches Yorn’s limits as an artist and crosses the line in a few places.
  6. Rolling Stone
    50
    Pretty though they are, Nightcrawler's hazy songs have a slack sound and little personality. [7 Sep 2006, p.106]
  7. Under The Radar
    20
    This vapid, vacuous collection of worthless songs... contains so little in the way of either authentic moments or accessible melodies that it is... purely insufferable. [#15]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. jeffk
    Sep 21, 2006
    10
    ice age and broken bottle are the best songs Yorn ever released. and the man aint bad either.
  2. ZackH
    Sep 6, 2006
    10
    His most mature album to date. 14 solid songs and not an ounce of filler. I love it!
  3. VarunL
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    Inspired by personal drama and music legends, Pete Yorn
  4. HarryC
    Oct 1, 2006
    9
    As another reviewer said, this CD grows on you. "For Us" is right up there with Pete's best work ("Strange Condition," "Closet," "Pass As another reviewer said, this CD grows on you. "For Us" is right up there with Pete's best work ("Strange Condition," "Closet," "Pass Me By," Burrito," to name a few). And while "The Man" is a great slowball with Natalie Maines on backing vocals, "Ice Age" is a ballad on a par with "Turn of the Century" and "Crystal Palace." As with all of Pete's CDs, I don't like every track -- even musicforthemorningafter had a few that never really made their way into my heart -- it's a great listen overall. Expand
  5. jasone
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    grows on you. Undercover is an instant hit.
  6. WadeT
    Sep 20, 2006
    7
    Pete Yorn's Nightcrawler seems to have the chance to be a record that slowly grows on you much like his first record. My first listen Pete Yorn's Nightcrawler seems to have the chance to be a record that slowly grows on you much like his first record. My first listen was that middle ground of not being overwhelmed by any one song while knowing a little seed had been planted in my head for future listens. Undercover is the album highlight showcasing Yorn stretching his core style as far as it can, and should be stretched. Expand
  7. C
    Sep 2, 2006
    6
    I'm a fan, but this album is dull.

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