Yesterday And Today

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. I'm gushing, I know, but listening to something as lovely and effusive as this album on repeat can only inspire those same qualities in those fortunate enough to hear. That having been said, consider Yesterday and Today for your next indiscretion.
  2. Though it’s on par with its predecessor in terms of repetition, Yesterday And Today is also on that level in terms of quality--which should mean no disappointments.
  3. If open to it, the album can be even more enveloping than the debut. The added warmth and a little extra depth go a long way.
  4. Processed it may still be, but the emotions this time round feel more human, and, as a result, make a deeper impact.
  5. As with most of the Field’s music, Yesterday and Today works better through headphones than in the club. You’d get too many people transfixed, just staring out into the middle distance. But that’s what makes it such a powerful experience to listen to on your own.
  6. It's also quite good, despite the possible failure of nerve on its creator's part.
  7. ‘Organic’ is a word that has influence and is often applied, but hardly does justice to so otherworldly a record as Yesterday and Today’. A pulse very rarely makes you feel this alive.
  8. Nothing much changes from here on out, but it’s this form, absorbance and consistency that always prevails in Willner’s music.
  9. Yesterday and Today is a brilliant sequel, one that retains the strongest elements of its predecessor whilst bravely pushing forward into new territory.
  10. Under The Radar
    80
    These iridescent sound experiments tell a thrilling story poles apart. [Summer 2009, p.72]
  11. Yesterday and Today, the sophomore effort from The Field (nee Axel Willner), can be easily understood as part of the tradition of moody follow-ups a la In Utero: a pairing of a signature sound with willful experimentalism.
  12. Like an electronic Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, Axel Willner’s music as the Field uses rhythm, repetition and unexpected melodies to make a captivating sound that can be too much for some listeners. But to fans of top-flight techno craftsmanship, it’s nothing less than spellbinding.
  13. The songs/pieces/tracks are too long. They take too long getting where they’re going. Everyone loses. But it’s a good record. Hang onto it.
  14. 70
    Swedish electronic dance producer Axel Willner consistently finds the sweet spot between breathlessness and breathing too hard on his follow-up to 2007's acclaimed "From Here We Go Sublime."
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. pulsarbeats
    May 25, 2009
    10
    The sophomore album for electronic artists, especially experimental electronic artists, has been a waterloo. the field comes back stronger, The sophomore album for electronic artists, especially experimental electronic artists, has been a waterloo. the field comes back stronger, with no sell out, faithful to his "roots" and goes a step further musically. simply put, better than the first album. if you like electronic tracks more than 10 min long - please step in - you will feel right at home. Full Review »