Hysterical (album)

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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
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"