Yours Truly, The Commuter Image
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  • Summary: The ex-Grandaddy singer releases his debut solo album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. This album cherry-picks a lot of the best ideas from his past work and sets a new baseline, which will simultaneously please fans of his old band and allow him to vault into the future. [Spring 2009, p.66]
  2. 78
    While he doesn't exude happiness throughout all 12 tracks, there's a feeling of contentment with his newfound solitude. Clearly, Lytle's time away has recharged him, even if it's in a way that reflects a more mellow life. [Spring 2009, p.92]
  3. Yours Truly, The Commuter, Lytle's solo debut, is a sweetly sad collection of fuzzed-out odes to frustration (the bouncy title track) and furry friends.
  4. Although Commuter is nearly musically indistinguishable from a Grandaddy record, it feels comforting to have Lytle back, to hear him working through his issues with new music.
  5. 60
    The record's familarity is nourishing rather than revelatory. [Jun 2009, p.99]
  6. It's all overly familiar in the most reassuring way. [Jun 2009, p.125]
  7. The music simply crawls by in a maddeningly static mid-tempo blur, going about its melancholy business on the way to nowhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2