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  • Summary: This is the third album for the duo from Oregon led by Jona Bechtolt.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
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  1. Brainy and block-rocking rarely coexist like this.
  2. The pair's cryptic lyrics can get lost in the shuffle at times, but Bechtolt and Evans offer enough interesting musical ideas to keep the listener engaged.
  3. Immaculate production and carefully conceived themes are sure to make your nerd-tent a lot bigger, but is the space worth it if you push out even one well-penned ditty?
  4. It’s indie-rock party music, and its spare-parts feeling comes honestly.
  5. Although still a strong album, YACHT would do well to better marry its aesthetic with the famous DFA beat factory, instead of giving it such clearly separate airtime.
  6. Lights certainly has its charms--cribbed Afropop, bits like A Rainbow in Curved Air, and a general poppy through-line--but those charms wear thin when placed up against an entire album’s worth of monotonous, mobius strip dance beats.
  7. Sci-fi hi-jinks from ‘the nerdy Kraftwerk.’

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  1. Dec 29, 2012
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    I give mystery lights a one out of then because of the site management. I give it a one because of how reliable the lights are. I don't know if he's either trying to scam me for my money or just lagging on a customer, but one month and counting is taking way too long for me. Expand