An unabashed pop record
Yeasayer - Odd Blood

On ‘Odd Blood’, Yeasayer have reclaimed the late-’80s and early-’90s radio friendly staples in all of their glorious, sparkling energy.

They’ve done away with much of the fuzz and swirl of their debut, adopting an electronic sheen and all the while maintaining a standard of complex and very danceable beats. At times it’s difficult to determine just how affected the camp delivery is, and some of the vocals are a bit too earnest to be taken seriously. But the heartbreak and longing is jubilantly packaged, waiting for the sadness to be exorcised on a dance floor late one Friday night.

It’s an unabashed pop record that anyone should be proud to play at full volume.


Words by Amanda Farah

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