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Y Dydd Olaf Image

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Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

  • Summary: The debut solo release for the Pipettes' Gwenno Saunders is sung in Welsh except for one track in Cornish.
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  • Record Label: Heavenly
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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Byw'r gorffennol ar dy gyfrifiadur ond sdim ar ôl o'r hen adeiladau a'i dyma'r dechrau? Paid, paid anghofio fod dy galon yn y chwyldro paid... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 85
    Y Dydd Olaf is a marvellously magical mixture of elation, anger and sorrow and is very lovely indeed.
  2. Jul 31, 2015
    It’s a fabulous voyage that delights at every unexpected turn.
  3. Uncut
    Jul 31, 2015
    Seldom is the personal married to the political in such an enchanting fashion. [Aug 2015, p.75]
  4. Mojo
    Jul 31, 2015
    At once spooky and playful, romantic and angry. [Sep 2015, p.89]
  5. Aug 17, 2015
    Despite the heavy topics, Gwenno brings a lightness of touch to everything on the album--her vocals are both light and breezy, and sometimes sound full of wonder, as if she can’t wait to explore this weird dysoptian future that she’s singing about.
  6. Oct 29, 2015
    This deft balance between the accessible--via enthrallingly optimistic electronica-and the inaccessible--dense sci-fi themes; some lyrics in Cornish, a language spoken on a remote U.K. isle—is highly creative, and makes Y Dydd Olaf one of the most unique, curious, and downright fun albums of 2015.
  7. Jul 31, 2015
    It all adds up to a pretty remarkable reinvention and album of leftfield synth-pop that is dark and mysterious enough to beguile in any language.

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