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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was recorded in Los Angeles and features guest appearances from Mac Demarco, Shirley Jones, Bishop Nehru, and Nick Walters.
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  1. Sep 22, 2020
    80
    Without a doubt, the millennial angst is still there, but his sound has matured and evolved giving a more sophisticated feel. However on occasion, it’s lacking an element of rawness that was historically present in his previous album. You cannot however deny his star quality, his guitar playing prowess and of course his soulful yet gravelly vocals that are both captivating and comforting in equal measure.
  2. Sep 22, 2020
    70
    While it does quickly blend into one long - and at 24 tracks, it is long - medley - he’s created a heady, vibey, dare we say it - groovy - mood.
  3. 60
    A smattering of other tracks aside (including the lush groove of ‘Getting Closer’ and the funk-jazz fanfare of ‘Love Is Everywhere’), this collection doesn’t fully provide catharsis nor connection.
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    60
    At 23 tracks, there's a little something for everyone, and although A Day in a Yellow Beat could benefit from some pruning, it is not without its rewards.
  5. Sep 22, 2020
    59
    There’s no question that van den Broek is an energetic and capable musician, but those qualities feel irrelevant when they show up in songs that might appear on a bad Shuggie Otis covers album. Anyone can make music that sounds like soul, but not all music has one.
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  1. Sep 29, 2020
    10
    Long time fans don’t be scared! This has a different sound but at its core it’s still Yellow Days. I’ve loved listening to his music evolveLong time fans don’t be scared! This has a different sound but at its core it’s still Yellow Days. I’ve loved listening to his music evolve over the past few years, and this new funk/groove that this albums got going it’s an amazing addition Expand