Odd Blood - Yeasayer
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 141

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  1. Nov 2, 2010
    9
    A breath of fresh air. There is nothing more invigorating than hearing a band having such fun, experimenting and playing around with their sound, teasing the quirky potential out of every track. I haven't been this excited by an album since Late of the Pier's debut.
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    9
    Experimental. A word used to describe many recent albums. This is one of the few albums that actually fits that definition, as you Yeasayer brings us an album absolutely nothing like it's predecessor, which is a very good thing. The album sounds simple, yet feels complex: a paradox which will have you hitting the repeat button constantly.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    9
    Beautiful and infectious from track 2 on. There's nothing inherently wrong with the opening track, "The Children," but the rest of the album is absolutely stunning, experimental, and just plain fun to listen to. This is so close to being a 10. One of the best albums of 2010.
  4. May 8, 2011
    10
    WHOA! This is one of the best things that I have heard in a long time. From beginning to end, this album put a smile on my face. From the creepy, electronic opener "The Children" to the calm finale "Grizelda" and every beat, rhythm, and word in between, this album is flawless. The best songs on this album have to be "The Children", "Ambling Alp", "Madder Red", "O.N.E.", and "Rome". Yeasayer has released another great album. If this is the style of music that is popular now, keep it coming! Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2011
    9
    yea this album was good. it was psychedelic and experimental music in fused with pop. it was weird but enjoyable. i liked it. its a good album from that type of genre. love me girl and i remember are stand out tracks.
  6. j30
    Jan 30, 2012
    7
    The album as a whole stands as a pretty darn good pop album. My biggest question is whether or not Odd Blood will stand the test of time.
  7. Apr 11, 2012
    9
    Yeasayer are untouchable musically with Odd Blood, they have fun with a new, electronic direction whilst still keeping their positive world and afrobeat energies burning brightly.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. An overcooked vanity piece from a band inflated by praise, Odd Blood heads in every direction at once.
  2. Odd Blood peaks in the middle, with two marvelous extended tracks which take the raw materials of '80s soul and funk and somehow manage to inject the mesmeric, insistent rhythms of Krautrock without making a terrible mess of things.
  3. 80
    The biggest, boldest, and best moments on their second album nod flamboyantly to influences never before evident -- Erasure ("Ambling Alp") and Haircut 100 (the tropical "O.N.E."), among others -- but somehow they're seamlessly integrated with trippier old jams.