Yours Truly, The Commuter

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. FlubbyB
    May 25, 2009
    7
    The music is still so distinctly him, but it just doesn't hit me with the same impact that Sophtware Slump or Sumday did. However, it's still nice to have new material.
  2. discombobulator
    May 21, 2009
    7
    I was a Grandaddy fan, and on his own its more of the same. I did kinda hope that he was holding something back for his solo debut. Not on this one. That's not saying I don't like it...hey.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 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.
  2. His spectral vocals comfort like new bedsheets, lyrics straddle tranquillity and loss (‘Ghost Of My Old Dog’) and there are enough sun-over-hill-moments (‘Brand New Sun’) that hold their own against his Snowdon-high standards.
  3. 70
    Yours Truly occasionally provides pummeling feedback rock ('It's the Weekend'), but when Lytle's lullaby vocals suggest, "You should hold my hand / While everything blows away / And we'll run to a brand-new sun," it's like Bruce Springsteen's open highway finally reached a melancholy kid from Modesto.