Hysterical (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hysterical
Studio album by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Released September 20, 2011
Genre Indie rock
Label Self-released.
Producer John Congleton
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah chronology
Some Loud Thunder
(2007)
Hysterical
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (C)[2]
Clash (8/10)[3]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
The Independent 3/5 stars[6]
Beats Per Minute (62%)[7]
NME (7/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media (5.6/10)[9]
Spin (5/10)[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
Rockfreaks.net 7/10 stars[12]

Hysterical is the third album by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, released on September 12, 2011, in the UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia and September 20 in the United States. The album is produced by John Congleton and features cover art designed by Maya Pindyck. The band released "Same Mistake" and "Maniac" as singles. Both can be downloaded from their website. It was the last album to feature long-time backing vocalist Robbie Guertin.

A music video for "Maniac" was made by Belgian director Pieter Dirkx. It was released on September 14, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music written by Alec Ounsworth.

  1. "Same Mistake"
  2. "Hysterical"
  3. "Misspent Youth"
  4. "Maniac"
  5. "Into Your Alien Arms"
  6. "In a Motel"
  7. "Yesterday, Never"
  8. "Idiot"
  9. "Siesta (For Snake)"
  10. "Ketamine and Ecstasy"
  11. "The Witness' Dull Surprise"
  12. "Adam's Plane"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Heaney. "Hysterical - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Hysterical · Music Review · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical - Album Reviews - Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Phil Mongredien. "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Hysterical – review". the Guardian. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Album: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hysterical (V2)". The Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical - BPM". Beats Per Minute. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "NME Reviews - Album Review: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - ‘Hysterical’ - NME.COM". NME.COM. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, 'Hysterical' Review". SPIN. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Critic Reviews for Hysterical - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical - Rockfreaks.net". Rockfreaks.net. Retrieved 14 February 2015.