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  • Summary: Alec Ounsworth, the sole member of the indie rock band remaining, worked with Nick Krill on the CYHSY's fifth full-length release.
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The Pilot
What could I say? What was I after? I forgot but you figured it out for me Again with Your radio silence Who could I have been? Taking a number Take... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 1, 2017
    80
    While the holistic craftsmanship of Ounsworth's musicality is impressive, ultimately it's his anguished, romantic vocal croon that sticks with you on The Tourist, ever dichotomously imbued with both a deep sense of loneliness and a pop-centric sense of self-determination.
  2. Mar 3, 2017
    75
    Some patience and repeated plays may be needed to digest all the aesthetics offered on The Tourist, but any listener up to the challenge with a yearning to expand their musical palette will be rewarded with a terrific album full of playful and energetic indie rock.
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    75
    A decade ago, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were a modest, rickety band bearing the albatross of hype; today, they’re an amorphous, musically adventurous entity basking in the freedom of no expectations.
  4. Mojo
    Feb 21, 2017
    60
    It's not an easy album to love. [Apr 2017, p.98]
  5. Apr 25, 2017
    60
    The Tourist is a good record, and this newest iteration of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah sounds very promising. The Tourist reflects the transition from a quintet to a solo project.
  6. Feb 23, 2017
    60
    This fidgety, off-kilter return is exhausting.
  7. Feb 24, 2017
    40
    The Tourist isn’t ‘the worst’, but it’s far from the journey its designer hopes it to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 27, 2019
    9
    Coming across this late, but this record is a gem. Should have been appreciated more. Alec Ounsworth quietly having his moment.