Yours To Keep - Albert Hammond, Jr.
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  • Summary: This is the first solo album for the guitarist for The Strokes, whose father was also a successful singer-songwriter. Guests include Sean Lennon and Ben Kweller.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 80
    A delightful surprise. [#75, p.99]
  2. An intimate, frequently beautiful and consistently surprising record that gets better with every listen.
  3. Even when he's sticking closest to the sound that made him famous, it's a kinder, gentler variation. [May 2007, p.150]
  4. [Yours to Keep] doesn't have the stylish and sexy six-string swagger one would expect from the 'froed Strokes guitarist, but it does yield enough Top 40 radio gems to spark a small feud with Liam Gallagher.
  5. There are some decent tunes. [Nov 2006, p.142]
  6. The musicianship on this album retains a professional, waxed sheen, and that’s part of the problem: Hammond sticks to the basics, employing pedestrian rock setups whether he’s punking along with gusto or putzing around on the beach.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jahar
    Mar 28, 2007
    I am very impressed with Hammond's vocals and knack for catchy tunes. I never even knew he could speak, let alone make an album this good.
  2. DrakenaP
    Dec 6, 2006
    Great CD.... Gotta love the Strokes
  3. julianC
    Mar 17, 2007
    it rocks
  4. A
    Nov 7, 2006
    Wow! Well done Albert. I have seen The Strokes perform live and I noticed how great Mr Hammond Jr was then, but little did I know he could sing too! A very good album. Kind of 'Strokesey' in sound but much more laid back. Expand
  5. jaym
    Mar 12, 2007
    Very solid album. Too bad it wasn't released a few months later (It came out here in february) because it really would be a perfect album for a care free summer day on the beach or at the cottage. His voice is actually pretty good (could just be alot of mixing and distortion) and the guitar reminds you alot of early strokes set to care free alt-pop rock Expand
  6. KevinL
    Mar 11, 2007
    Upon just one listen I would say this is a pretty good pop album. Much better than the last two Strokes albums.
  7. HarryK
    Mar 10, 2007
    Nothing special here. Another reviewer is exactly right about the Sean Lennon influences. They are too easy to spot and ruin an album that could have been okay. Expand

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