All Hour Cymbals Yeasayer cite Cyndi Lauper and Popol Vuh as influences — and sure enough, the foursome have managed to funnel both '80s pop and Krautrock through… All Hour Cymbals Yeasayer cite Cyndi Lauper and Popol Vuh as influences — and sure enough, the foursome have managed to funnel both '80s pop and Krautrock through… 2007-10-23 Yeasayer Indie Rock World
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All Hour Cymbals (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 23, 2007; Lead Performance: Yeasayer; Genres: Indie Rock, World

Yeasayer cite Cyndi Lauper and Popol Vuh as influences — and sure enough, the foursome have managed to funnel both '80s pop and Krautrock through this stellar debut, All Hour Cymbals. An inclusive atmosphere reigns: Sludgy metal textures, barbershop gospel (à la TV on the Radio), and liberal doses of electronic psych-rock mania make room for a humble sitar or marimba to enter the mix. With lyrics like ''I've come to beg for forgiveness/So forgive me'' set to handclaps and whooping, you'll feel a bit like you've stumbled upon a brand-new religion. A-
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Originally posted Nov 09, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints