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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Years & Years is now an Olly Alexander solo project after Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen stepped back as active members.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Few pop acts are making heartbreak so straightforwardly danceable at the moment. All hail to Years & Years for continuing to hit us with those laser beams.
  2. Jan 28, 2022
    80
    The guest list is pretty starry and impressive. However, Alexander’s still the headliner on the album, and he has the charisma, charm, and talent that even with the incredible star power of Kylie and Sir Elton, the best moments are his own.
  3. Jan 28, 2022
    80
    Throughout, keys shimmer, the production is bright and sky-facing, with an emphasis on synthetic beats. It makes for an album that’s unsubtle and all the better for it.
  4. Jan 21, 2022
    70
    It never quite transgresses those influences, yet in terms of sheer charm and bravura it places Olly right up there with his idols.
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    68
    While it’s not breaking any new ground or causing any philosophical contemplation, it’s highly doubtful that the album is trying to be more than what it exactly is: a collection of songs about dancing your way out of the complications and snares that so often accompany love.
  6. Jan 25, 2022
    60
    The music is fun and easygoing, whether it’s the title track’s blissful 80s-style chords, or Make It Out Alive’s sparkling synth line, or the dizzying strings of Sweet Talker (a far better Galantis collaboration than Heartbreak Anthem with Little Mix). When the pace drops the results become more mixed, as Intimacy sports a clumsy riff under melodies that don’t gel while 20 Minutes is nice but forgettable.
  7. Jan 21, 2022
    40
    Unfortunately, Olly Alexander’s first solo outing as Years & Years doesn’t quite hit the mark, but even though they may be few and far between, there are still some glimmers of potential on Night Call.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 25, 2022
    10
    Night Call is an absolutely spectacular album, a career best for Olly Alexander to date. Selecting Consequences as the album opener was a veryNight Call is an absolutely spectacular album, a career best for Olly Alexander to date. Selecting Consequences as the album opener was a very smart, and absolutely correct choice. Production throughout the former band, turned solo project of Alexander’s third studio album, was absolutely immaculate, as was the song of the same name. Lyrically perfect, this body of work will certainly be replayed at a constant capacity for the foreseeable future, by me, and many others, I would imagine. The upwards trajectory that Years & Years continue to follow is something very impressive. Outstanding. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2022
    10
    night call is a wonderful album with electro, fun, relaxing and catchy sounds. the aesthetics, the style and the vibes that it transmits arenight call is a wonderful album with electro, fun, relaxing and catchy sounds. the aesthetics, the style and the vibes that it transmits are magical. it promises to be one of the best albums of the year. thanks olly!! Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2022
    10
    Loved Paolo Santo, and listen to this one in full at the gym. I enjoyed it! It's mysterios, sexy, makes you wanna move... I especially lovedLoved Paolo Santo, and listen to this one in full at the gym. I enjoyed it! It's mysterios, sexy, makes you wanna move... I especially loved 'Muscle'. I really hope Olly keeps it up! Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2022
    7
    Faixas Essenciais: Consequences, Night Call, Sooner or Later, A Second to Midnight. É um bom disco, mas ele não é tão interessante quanto AoFaixas Essenciais: Consequences, Night Call, Sooner or Later, A Second to Midnight. É um bom disco, mas ele não é tão interessante quanto Ao anterior, Palo Santo. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2022
    7
    A full-on eletro-pop playlist that make us fall in love for Years & Years, even more.
  6. Jan 21, 2022
    6
    not a bad album, but still the previous albums were so so much better than this
  7. Jan 25, 2022
    2
    Years & Years, now just the Olly Alexander solo project have managed to capture the essence of today's modern pop music. Wheras the past twoYears & Years, now just the Olly Alexander solo project have managed to capture the essence of today's modern pop music. Wheras the past two releases from the band offered before the project changed offered something a little out of left field to the pop charts Night Call offers nothing but the most vapid and trend chasing output I've listened to in a long time. This album has nothing to say and will be long forgotten about, only offering a how not to of band turns to solo project. Expand

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