• Album Review: Youth Lagoon

    The Year of Hibernation is Youth Lagoon's first album, and it's fantastic. Trevor Powers, the man behind Youth Lagoon, is onto his second album now, Wondrous Bughouse, but this special UO exclusive blue vinyl edition of 2011's The Year of Hibernation makes sure that the first album is definitely not forgotten. —Katie

    The packaging on this is awesome, especially the electric blue vinyl that it comes on. Clear, colored vinyl is just SO MUCH FUN! It looks cool spinnin' on a turntable, and is like art.

    Best song:
    Okay, I'm super into albums that have great opening tracks, and this album is one of those. "Posters," the first track on the album, really gets me in the mood to chiiiiiiill ouuuut. The fuzzed out vocals and boppy background instrumentals just put me in the best mood. Also super into "Daydream," but if I'm being honest, I don't think there's a track I don't like on this album.

    What it's good for:
    Chillin' out! Maybe even CHYLLIN' out. It is that chill. Any album that can walk the fine line between Cool Indie and Super Fun Pop is my absolute favorite, and this album does just that. You won't be embarrassed to tell people you're listening to Youth Lagoon, but you'll still be able to groove just as hard as you would to Britney Spears.