Summer Through My Mind - Richard Youngs
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  • Summary: The latest release for the British singer-songwriter is influenced by Americana music.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 9, 2014
    80
    It may be that he doesn’t have a country bone to stand on, but he obviously knows all about the music’s spirit.
  2. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    Not only is it exciting to hear Youngs challenge himself with genre conventions, but it’s also comforting to know that no matter which mode Youngs adopts, it always sounds like him.
  3. Oct 14, 2013
    80
    A country album of slide guitar, sweet harmonies and heartworn ballads from a landscape on the edge of the unsayable, the kind of high lonesome petitions to the gods Syd Barrett might have made in his flat on the night pink Floyd never turned up.
  4. 70
    Somehow intimate yet vast, Summer Through My Mind is a record that you may not like or even “get”, but you can lose yourself in the familiar sense of disorientation and confusion of life that is revealed by a divine understanding within the songs themselves.
  5. Dec 10, 2013
    70
    What we get is Youngs in troubadour mode, singing over sine waves or accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, [Oct 2013, p.54]
  6. Oct 14, 2013
    68
    Following the "haunted murk" of Amaranthine, Youngs takes a drastic turn on Summer Through My Mind, an album of slightly unhinged but almost relentlessly tuneful Americana songs.
  7. Oct 14, 2013
    50
    Summer Through My Mind ends up an album of missed opportunities.