Album Review of Swimmers by Younghusband.

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Swimmers by Younghusband

Release Date: Jun 7, 2019
Record label: Opposite Number Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia

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Swimmers - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

When it came time to make their third album, Younghusband's Euan Hinshelwood had a trick up his sleeve. He wrote all the songs by himself and only played them to the rest of the band as they were getting ready to commit their parts to tape. This technique meant there wasn't a great deal of fuss or overthinking involved, and not surprisingly, Swimmers is the band's lightest and most direct album yet.

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The 405 - 60
Based on rating 6/10

The first album, so the old adage goes, you spend your whole life writing. You toss out the second one while knackered on tour. The third is where a lot of bands get a little more space to think it out; coincidentally, it's on the third album that a lot of bands end up setting the pattern for the rest of their career. Album 3 is sink or swim time.

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