Line 3

Bill Ryder-Jones
Yawn

7/10

Released in 2018
Reviewed December 3 2018

Yawn

Naming your album Yawn is obviously a nice pass to any evil critic. Especially when your vocal style, probably aiming at some form of ennui, closely resembles one long yawn.

So, if the artist is allowing that interpretation, maybe it's too easy? Lazy, even.

If you come looking for a quick pop song to take down to the pub, you might find yourself in the right neighbourhood, but you're ultimately in the wrong place. What seems like songs on this album are really soundscapes, though dressed in traditional livery. So the yawn doesn't really give anything away. It's a mere description.

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