Album Review: Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye

23 March 2016 | 3:45 pm | Carley Hall

"More regular structures which give the album some breathing space to take it all in."

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Brooklyn art rock trio Yeasayer have toned down their bright and bold krautrock stylings ever so slightly for their fourth album, closing the door just a tad on the brash, erratic pop that pushed them onto the global stage with 2010's Odd Blood.

There's still plenty of zany synth motifs (I Am Chemistry, Gerson's Whistle) going on, and Chris Keating and Anand Wilder's pitchy wails (Silly Me, Dead Sea Scrolls), but throughout all songs there runs more regular structures which give the album some breathing space to take it all in. Divine Simulacrum and Uma are the highlights and are as delightfully odd as their titles.