Youth Lagoon – Afternoon

October 5, 2011

From the moment I heard Youth Lagoon (Cannon), I knew I would love them. The Year of Hibernation has such a fun, mellow feel to it. It makes you want to dance, but it also makes you want to hum along. Its hard to not like tracks like this one that starts off with a fun whistle-like melody and builds, adding drum tracks and colorful vocals. Although there is limited production on this album and the sounds do get a bit muddy at times, it doesn’t really take away from the overall enjoyability of the album. This is a really good debut and I’m excited to see where these guys go. (The Year of Hibernation was added to the Loved List with a rating of 8.3)