Wednesday, January 27, 2010

21. Musicforthemorningafter – Pete Yorn (2001)

Pete Yorn has been one of my most consistent artists of the decade because he doesn’t change much and his songs are always engaging. If he’s garnered the reputation of being a sentimental chick-rock magnet, it’s on the coattail of two or three tracks which, yes, I still think are awesome. Even the more reserved tracks on his spellbinding debut Musicforthemorningafter have a Springsteen-esque momentum behind them ('Sense', 'On Your Side'), making them easily flexible between drinking days and lonely nights. And while Day I Forgot could stand in this position as my equal favourite, Musicforthemorningafter is his rightful breakthrough that’ll outlive all the Pete Yorn haters.

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