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The Tourist

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The Tourist

Fifth album from the Brooklyn indie rock band now with just original member Alec Ounsworth and producer and bassist Matt Wong

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  1. 8.0 |   State

    A thoughtful and insightful album
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  2. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    With renewed confidence, focus, and contentment, Alec Ounsworth delivers a consistently satisfying Clap Your Hands album, the best since their debut
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  3. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Any listener up to the challenge with a yearning to expand their musical palette will be rewarded with a terrific album full of playful and energetic indie rock
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  4. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Although Ounsworth is still yet to return to the high watermark of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s first record, he has produced his most affecting work since then
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  5. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The Tourist is the best music he has made this decade
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The jangly, offbeat "Ambulance Chaser" and the pretty, Radiohead-ish acoustic number "Loose Ends" both suggest that Ounsworth has retained some of his old band's arena-filling way with melody. Print edition only

  7. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While there’s some quirky songwriting and clever lyrical tales on The Tourist, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah just don’t seem to be hitting the mark that they once did
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  8. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A welcome shift from the amorphous electronica of the band's last effort
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Strong bass lines and feverish melodies set the better songs apart
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  10. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The slow tempo songs tend to drag, and when CYHSY do sprightly, they rely on variations of the same frenetic beat that you can't help think sounded a lot more vital back in, well, 2005
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Not an easy album to love. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Teetering on the edge of hysteria
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s difficult to fully absorb this cluttered, albeit occasionally enjoyable, mix of styles
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  14. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Alec Ounsworth takes his long-running project in a different direction -- a new branch on a creative tree 12 years in the making
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  15. 5.8 |   Earbuddy

    There are very few moments worth clapping for on The Tourist
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  16. 5.0 |   God Is In The TV

    There will be a core group of fans for whom Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are an instrumental and formative band, but they may find themselves feeling more and more alone
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  17. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    The album's missteps aren't egregious; rather, it's that after multiple listens, very little sticks. The Tourist's inconspicuousness is its biggest issue
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  18. 4.0 |   DIY

    Far from the journey its designer hopes it to be
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  • 1. The Pilot N/A
  • 2. A Chance to Cure N/A
  • 3. Down (is where I want to be) N/A
  • 4. Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme) N/A
  • 5. Better Off N/A
  • 6. Fireproof N/A
  • 7. The Vanity of Trying N/A
  • 8. Loose Ends N/A
  • 9. Ambulance Chaser N/A
  • 10. Visiting Hours N/A
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