Yours To Keep

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    There are some decent tunes. [Nov 2006, p.142]
  2. To put it bluntly, what this album suffers from is a lack of balls.
  3. Mojo
    60
    It's a reversal of the usual wild and weird direction of extra-curricular albums: it's more commercial than Room On Fire! [Nov 2006, p.112]
  4. Yours To Keep is kinda like an entire disc of that Lust For Life riff. Fun but a bit flat.
  5. Yours to Keep may be consistently enjoyable, and eminently listenable, but it’s no Is This It.
  6. What do these songs evoke? Nothing much in the realm of emotion.
  7. Bouncy bass and catchy vocals keep it going, but sometimes it seems Albert Jr. has nothing substantial to fall back on.
  8. Urb
    60
    Not exactly ironic hipster or fashionably cool... the end result, ironically, is damn cool. [Apr 2007, p.104]
  9. 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.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    7
    Reminds me of the days when the strokes were still relevant and it might just be nostalgia but I really like this album a lot. It's a niceReminds me of the days when the strokes were still relevant and it might just be nostalgia but I really like this album a lot. It's a nice surprise to see Albert is a good singer/songwriter and made a great solo album with this. Full Review »
  2. Jahar
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    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.
  3. julianC
    Mar 17, 2007
    10
    it rocks