Youngish American

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Youngish American
Youngish American.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2017
GenreAlternative rock
Singles from Youngish American
  1. "Death Wish"
    Released: December 2, 2016
  2. "Tell the Truth"
    Released: December 2, 2016

Youngish American is the debut studio album by Dams of the West, a solo project by Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson. Released on Danger Mouse's record label 30th Century Records and Columbia Records, it was released on February 24, 2017.[2] Patrick Carney of The Black Keys handled the production of the album. "Death Wish" and "Tell the Truth" were released as singles of the album.

Youngish American received mixed reviews, scoring a 56 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
DIY3/5 stars[4]
The Skinny3/5 stars[6]
Knoxville News Sentinel4/5[7]
State3/5 stars[8]

Youngish American received mixed or average reviews from review aggregator Metacritic, scoring 56/100 based on 4 reviews.[3] Grant Rindner of DIY awarded the album 3 stars out 5, praising the album's "vivid lyrics, lush melodies and Americana influences."[4] Joseph Viney of The Skinny also reviewed the album favorably, giving the album 3 out of 5 stars. He states that the album delivers "a refreshing, varied and engaging solo debut."[6] In contrast, Marc Hogan of Pitchfork gave the album 4.6/10, stating, "The hapless solo debut from the Vampire Weekend drummer is excruciatingly self-reflexive."[5]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Chris Tomson.

1."Bridges and Tunnels"2:51
2."Tell the Truth"3:06
3."Death Wish"3:47
4."The Inerrancy of You and Me"3:17
5."Polo Grounds"4:01
6."Will I Be Known to Her"3:08
7."Flag on the Can"4:30
8."Perfect Wave"3:13
9."Pretty Good WiFi"3:07
10."Youngish American"6:37


  1. ^ McCormick, Luke (September 8, 2016). "Vampire Weekend Drummer Chris Tomson Releasing Solo Record As Dams Of The West". The Fader. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Youngish Americans by Dams of the West on Apple Music". Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Reviews and Tracks for Youngish American by Dams of the West - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Rindner, Grant (February 24, 2017). "Dams of the West - Youngish American". DIY. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b Hogan, Marc (March 3, 2017). "Dams of the West: Youngish American Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b Viney, Joseph (March 13, 2017). "Dams of the West: Youngish American - Review - The Skinny". The Skinny. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Campbell, Chuck (February 28, 2017). "Music review: Vampire Weekend's Tomson". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Lee, J.J. (March 1, 2017). "Dams of the West – Youngish American". State. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
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