Pete Yorn is back with his Day I Forgot. Past music history has looked poorly on second albums of breakout artists, but after a few listenings of Day Yorn won’t go the way of Hootie and the Blowfish. Like his Musicforthemorningafter he continues with his meloncolie pop rock that sounds more like the Eagles than I really want to admit.
For a pop album to really win me over the chrouses have to be sharp, punchy, and totally appetizing. “Come Back Home” and “Crystal Village” both meet those critieria. “Pass Me By” has atmospheric “Ooooos” that smooth over a song so well. Then the strongest song, “Long Way Down” comes at you with the best chorus on the album. The words, melody, and guitar riffs fit very well.
Day isn’t a second coming of Yorn. He doesn’t change his sound. In fact, the songs on this album could have been added as a second disk to Music. For fans who were looking for Yorn to “grow” they’ll be dissapointed. But for those, like me, who heard a good thing with Yorn the first time, they should be satisfied with Day I Forgot