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Nightcrawler

Pete YornAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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His fifth solo studio effort and Vagrant Records debut, Pete Yorn sees the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter peeling away the baroque orchestrations of his critically acclaimed previous work to expose a beating rock ‘n’ roll heart. Much of the eponymous album’s remarkable raw power comes courtesy of producer Frank Black, who in 2008 invited Yorn up to a Salem, Oregon studio ... Read more in Amazon's Pete Yorn Store

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  • Audio CD (August 29, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000GG4RPC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Vampyre
2. For Us
3. Undercover
4. Policies
5. The Man
6. Maybe I'm Right
7. Same Thing
8. Alive
9. Splendid Isolation
10. Broken Bottle
11. How Do You Go On
12. Ice Age
13. Georgie Boy
14. Bandstand In The Sky

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The third and final CD in a series that opens and closes a day in the life, Nightcrawler signals that Pete Yorn may have saved the best for last. The New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter remains heavy on the pop-sensical rock songs that have sketched out his young, but million-selling career. Remaining front-and-center, his animated vocal style--which can soothe during the quieter moments and vociferate on more stout efforts--is skillfully adept in conveying newfound inspirations that have snuck into the mix and broadened his sound. Sure, tracks like "Maybe I'm Right," "Bandstand in the Sky," "Policies" and the instantly accessible "For Us" remain directly in Yorn's wheelhouse. But as he tackles issues such as love, jealousy and immortality, crosses into genres like contemplative '60s folk ("Alive") and Spectorized R&B ("Georgie Boy"), and harmonizes with Dixie Chick Natalie Maines ("The Man"), Yorn keys the vault on his first trilogy, leaving only a guitar and open canvas in the path of his future. --Scott Holter

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Pete Yorn returns with NightCrawler, his third studio album. Once again Yorn displays his brilliant songwriting ability and his impressive vocal talents. Truly a rock record, exemplified by the powerful single "For Us", Pete has really come into his own and has taken his sound to soaring heights. Also includes "The Man", "Splendid Isolation" and "Policies".

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3 of 0 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Direction December 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I have grown to really enjoy this album. In my opinion, a change in direction from musicforthemorningafter and Day I Forgot. I found it a little more mellow and solemn, and at the same time less acoustic than the predecessors. I do miss the acoustic portion of Pete Yorn's music on this album, with Ice Age one of the few to feature acoustic guitar. All in all, an odd first few listens, but worth grabbing for any Pete Yorn fan.

A few of my favorites: Undercover, Policies, The Man, Ice Age

Georgie Boy is probably my least favorite. Saw it in concert as well and it seems very out of place.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS! August 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
this record is totally new for Yorn and for music in general...there are some sonic textures i've never heard before on tracks like "Georgie Boy" and the Guided By Voices meets Aerosmith "Policies". "Broken Bottle" is a heartbreaker for the bachelor in us all, and "Ice Age" has a beauty I havent heard since Yorn's earlier work such as "EZ". With this being the final installment of his "day in the life" trilogy, and shows like "24" being so relevant....i can't help but feel that Yorn is right on the mark and feels the pulse of his world.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full Circle August 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Pete Yorn's latest, Nightcrawler, effectively finishes off what he started in 2001, completing a trilogy of discs that capture a day in the life (2001's "Musicforthemorningafter" and 2003's "Day I Forgot.") Fans of Yorn have been waiting years for this release and it's certainly worth the wait. "Nightcrawler" again serves up a wide collection of pop-fueled rock songs, coupled with those ballads that only Pete seems to make work. A few standouts include "Undercover," "The Man" and "Bandstand in the Sky," which was featured on his "Live From New Jersey" CD a few years back, which was a tribute to the late Jeff Buckley. There are a few songs here that don't entirely work, but Yorn makes up for it on those that do. An excellent addition to the Pete Yorn catalogue.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for any ROCK music lover! September 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
From the first song 'Vampyre' to the last song 'Bandstand In The Sky' its a roller coaster of musicial bliss. Interesting but the 2nd song 'For Us' has a special guest drummer David Grohl from the Foo Fighters. From there we go to my favorite song called 'Undercover' which has the typical Pete ryhm and riffs which can blow your hair back. 'Same Thing' gives me a David Bowie feel which who doesn't like Bowie? I could be here all day typing about each and every one of these songs. My ONLY recomedation is buy the cd insert it in the car and just drive!

Well worth it!!! A+++
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yorn sounds revitalized October 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Pete Yorn could've just as easily entitled his remarkable 2001 debut

"musicformelancholytwentysomethingswholiketheirsingersongwriterswithsomeoomph." Well, maybe musicforthemorningafter is a better title after all. Yorn's fusion of rock, folk, and synth pop set him apart from many of his singer-songwriter contemporaries, whose spare acoustic musings sounded lovely in a living room, but lacked the power to keep a crowd on their feet. Unfortunately, Yorn couldn't conjure the same verve for 2003's Day I Forgot. He showed himself once again to be a more than competent songwriter, but much of the album felt uninspired. On his latest album, Nightcrawler, Yorn recaptures much of the vitality of his debut while expanding his musical boundaries.

With the album's opening track, "Vampyre," Yorn makes it clear that he intends to expand his sonic palette. Backed by only an acoustic guitar, he barely rises above a whisper as he sings the opening lines, "In the beginning they had positive traits." By the end of the song, the soft tones have given way to distorted guitars and throbbing drums, as Yorn delivers the closing lines with a tremulous wail. On the riff-driven "Policies" he utilizes an eclectic blend of instrumentation, including clips of distorted trumpet, and proves a political song can, in fact, be fun.

Yorn doesn't abandon more straightforward pop songcraft, though. Songs like "For Us" (the album's first single), "Undercover," and "Maybe I'm Right" demonstrate his knack for memorable hooks and powerful choruses. The man knows his way around an acoustic song, too. On what is possibly the album's finest song, the folk-tinged ballad "The Man," Yorn enlists the help of Natalie Maines, whose harmonies beautifully complement Yorn's plaintive vocals.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent September 4, 2006
By TCSyr
Format:Audio CD
This is a truly great CD. From the darker Vampyre to the light countryish The Man. It's hard to find a song not to like on this CD. Great music, great lyrics. If you like Pete Yorn, you'll love this CD. If you haven't heard his stuff before, this CD is a great way to get to know him. Then go out and get Live From New Jersey to catch up on his old stuff.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Album from a great songwriter September 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I knew he had it in him, Pete Yorn has shown flashes of brilliance on his previous albums and Nightcrawler takes him to the top of his form with a brilliant album top to bottom.

The opening song is a beautiful lead-in to an album focusing almost exclusively on the song. The second song, "For Us" gets under your skin even on the first listen and falls into the classic category. There's not one weak track here and even the odd electronic "Georgie Boy" works for a songwriter illustrating just how confident he is with a tune. The duet with Natalie Maines brings out the best in this out of tune but talented Dixie Chick and doesn't even sound in the slightest country.

Pete Yorn has clearly established himself as one of our best alternative songwriters with Nightcrawler and this third studio album has him clicking on all cylinders. His remake of Splendid Isolation does the song wonderful justice. Warren would be proud.

Lyrically he still dwells a bit heavily on sentiment but each song like this ("Over the Ice Age" etc.)he deftly executes and tells such critics like me to go to hell. It's what he does best.

Pete Yorn and Nightcrawler should be on many top five lists this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music worth listening to more than once
Thought-provoking lyrics sung with a voice that conveys both pain and joy with equal skill.
Published 2 months ago by Christopher M.
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Pedestrian
Okay, a couple of qualifiers. First off, I've had no prior exposure to Peter Yorn before this disc so I can't compare it to any of his earlier of work. Read more
Published on June 5, 2011 by Eric T. Kirschner
2.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl pressing terrible
Love Pete Yorn but the vinyl version of Nightcrawler is awful. It's to low in volume and sounds compressed and muddy.

Wonder if anyone else as noticed this? Read more
Published on May 9, 2011 by M. Broad
5.0 out of 5 stars My Number One Album
I have been a PY fan since my sister gave me "Music For the Morning After" (which is apparently coming out in re-release in 2011 according to PY Twitter). Read more
Published on December 9, 2010 by Nancy Drew
4.0 out of 5 stars Great throw-back to mid to late 90s rock
If you liked the music of the Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, early Fuel and the like, then you'll enjoy Yorn's Nightcrawler . Read more
Published on June 21, 2010 by Jordan R. Biehl
5.0 out of 5 stars Pete Yorn, consistant!
Another fantastic Pete Yorn CD. My only problem is the vocal mix. Sometimes you miss his brilliant lyrics. Other than that, it's great. Read more
Published on April 30, 2008 by valleygirlrockstar
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece in its own right
Nightcrawler is another outstanding record by Pete Yorn. Pete's skill is in that everything he does it is obvious that he takes the time to create a new, seperate and cohesive... Read more
Published on March 10, 2008 by Duncan Idaho
4.0 out of 5 stars It has valuable traits.
I have to say that this album isn't as immediately engaging as the previous two. However, the infectiousness of "Vampyre" drew me back repeatedly and, with steady rotation, the... Read more
Published on October 12, 2007 by Simon Helmsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Stirring songs
I love this album. For Us, Undercover and Policies, I play over and over.
The Man, How Do You Go On?, and Splendid Isolation are also strong. Read more
Published on July 27, 2007 by D. Berdanis
5.0 out of 5 stars Nightcrawler
Once again, Pete's made a great album. He's tried some new things that he hasn't in his previous work, but this is a great album.
Published on July 21, 2007 by A. Warner
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