Pete Yorn

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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter and guitarist's self-titled album follows his collaborative effort with actress Scarlett Johansson and features famed Pixies frontman Frank Black as a producer of his straightforward pop rock.
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Future Life
This future life's been freaking me out Still attached to being the new kid in town No family, no real responsibilities In my friends, they're diving... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mojo
    Apr 4, 2011
    80
    Recorded in five days in 2008 with Frank Black in Salem, this album makes you realize where all the rage had gone from Back & Forth; it was here. [Mar 2011, p.99]
  2. 80
    From bracing opener "Precious Stone" to the chugging fan appreciation "Rock Crowd" to a heartfelt version of Gram Parsons' "Wheels," Yorn emerges with his most purposeful, affecting album yet.
  3. 72
    Don't let the record's unrefined demeanor fool you - Yorn isn't tucked away in a corner feeling sorry for himself like on his previous work.
  4. This album's often a bracing, propulsive listen, the hardest rock Yorn has ever recorded, even if it does suggest Yorn is like tofu, adapting the characteristics of whatever spices he's paired with.
  5. Alternative Press
    70
    Yorn continues to embrace a simplistic sensibility, allowing his voice and some rollicking rock riffs to carry most of the tracks on Pete Yorn. [Oct 2010, p.120]
  6. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    Well-connected New Jerseyite's fifth solo album. [March 2011, p. 117]
  7. While that may not necessarily make Yorn any more distinctive on this album than on any of his previous efforts, Black's energy at least gives him more of an edge than the singer-songwriter has been known for in the past.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Sep 30, 2010
    10
    Best album since debut!
  2. BKM
    Oct 5, 2010
    7
    Yorn follows up last year's acoustic flavored "Back and Forth" with a more plugged in effort. Once again the singer/songwriter barely breaksYorn follows up last year's acoustic flavored "Back and Forth" with a more plugged in effort. Once again the singer/songwriter barely breaks a sweat as he churns out an album full of solid tunes. I kind of wish he'd turn off the cruise control and deliver an album that equals his first one, though. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    7
    Maybe not his best album, nor one I'd recommend to someone who didn't know Yorn's work. But, that said, it's 11 solid tracks -- noMaybe not his best album, nor one I'd recommend to someone who didn't know Yorn's work. But, that said, it's 11 solid tracks -- no throw-aways -- and they all have a ragged charm that you don't always find in Yorn's work. This reminds me quite a bit of Ryan Adams' "Rock N Roll" record from a few years ago -- which is a good thing. Expand