Music Review

Yours to Keep (2007)

Albert Hammond Jr. (center)
Image credit: Lane Coder
Albert Hammond Jr. (center)
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; Lead Performance: Albert Hammond; Genre: Rock

Who'd have guessed that the Strokes were hiding a second talented writer in their ranks? Albert Hammond Jr., known to most as the rhythm guitarist in that gang of jaded princes, spent years quietly assembling enough material to put out a solo album; his patience pays off on his mellow debut Yours to Keep, with its sweetly yearning melodies and modest arrangements that often recall Guided by Voices. It's a thoroughly likable effort´┐Ż and it ought to earn Hammond a few slots of his own on the Strokes' next track list. B+

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Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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