Tiger Talk - Yukon Blonde
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    This band seems poised for some kind of breakthrough and Tiger Talk seems as a good a place as any for this to happen.
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    80
    An infusion of their earlier hazy laid-backness would've add more variety, but Tiger Talk is still an enthusiastic, confident follow-up from a band well on its way.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    'Tiger Talk' allows YB to earn their stripes as purveyors of plush, 70s-inspired powerpop.
  4. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    The album as a whole is multifaceted and full of variety, but always locked tight into a sound Yukon Blonde have perfected: punchy pop, straight up. [Apr 2012, p.99]
  5. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    This album demonstrates that Yukon Blonde can transition and adapt to a change in sound efficiently and damn well.
  6. 80
    On Tiger Talk, Yukon Blonde goes beyond paying homage to yesteryear, interpreting the past as less of a sound and more of a feeling, all with an enthusiasm that cannot be ignored.
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    Neatly countering the initial pedal-to-the-metal energy of "My Girl," "Sweet Dee" is a slow-burning sunset cruise that makes Tiger Talk's destination entirely worth the somewhat familiar journey.
  8. May 8, 2012
    60
    As accessible as Tiger Talk is, it can feel compressed. And though the music is perfectly executed, with riffs and fills so precise it almost feels as though the band is reading sheet music, sometimes it's hard to find anything underneath the words and melodies.
  9. Apr 9, 2012
    60
    There is certainly well crafted song writing, but the album suffers for having a rather one dimensional sound; the most interesting track ['Sweet Dee'] is, notably, the most different.

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