Yesterday's Gone (Loyle Carner album)

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Yesterday's Gone
Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)
Genre
Length42:48
Label
Loyle Carner chronology
Yesterday's Gone
(2017)
Not Waving, but Drowning
(2019)
Singles from Yesterday's Gone
  1. "Florence"
    Released: 14 August 2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
DIY4/5 stars[2]
NME4/5 stars[3]

Yesterday's Gone is a debut studio album by British hip hop artist Loyle Carner.[4] It was released via Virgin EMI Records on 20 January 2017.[5] It was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Yesterday’s Gone received widespread acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Yesterday's Gone received an average score of 84% based on nine reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

The album was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and included on numerous end-of-year lists; coming in at #1 for The Independent.[7] NME described the album’s style as “confessional, soul-searching, and very very good.”

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
RIOT Mag RIOT's Albums Of The Year 2017
4
The Independent The 30 best albums of 2017
1
NME NME's Albums of The Year 2017
12

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal[11] and Qobuz.[12]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Isle of Arran"
The Purist3:34
2."Mean It in the Morning"
  • Rebel Kleff
  • James Dring[a]
2:39
3."+44"B. Coyle-LarnerLoyle Carner0:48
4."Damselfly" (featuring Tom Misch)
Tom Misch2:52
5."Ain't Nothing Changed"
Rebel Kleff3:14
6."Swear"B. Coyle-LarnerLoyle Carner0:34
7."Florence" (featuring Kwes)
Kwes3:04
8."The Seamstress (Tooting Masala)"
  • B. Coyle-Larner
  • Saul Mayne
  • Saul XL
  • Dring[a]
2:31
9."Stars & Shards"
  • B. Coyle-Larner
  • Alex Burey
  • Alex Burey
  • Dan Parry[a]
3:04
10."No Worries" (featuring Jehst and Rebel Kleff)
Rebel Kleff4:30
11."Rebel 101"B. Coyle-LarnerLoyle Carner0:28
12."No CD" (featuring Rebel Kleff)
  • B. Coyle-Larner
  • Revelle
  • Rebel Kleff
  • Dring[a]
4:17
13."Mrs. C"
  • B. Coyle-Larner
  • Sey
Kwes3:22
14."Sun of Jean" (featuring Mum and Dad)
  • B. Coyle-Larner
  • Sey
  • Jean Coyle-Larner
  • Steven Vengeance[d]
Kwes5:14
15."Yesterday's Gone" (Hidden track)
  • Misure La VerT
  • Vengeance
  • Misure La VerT
  • Steven Vengeance
2:37
Total length:42:48

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer

Sample credits

  • "The Isle of Arran" contains a sample of the recording "The Lord Will Make A Way" performed by S.C.I. Youth Choir.
  • ^[b] "Mean It in the Morning" contains elements of the song "Ladybird" by Brian Bennett.
  • ^[c] "Ain't Nothing Changed" contains a sample of the recording "Ricordandoti" performed by Piero Umiliani.
  • ^[d] "Sun of Jean" contains samples of "Drifter" and "This Is The Police" written and performed by Steven Vengeance.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 135
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 171
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 69
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yesterday's Gone by Loyle Carner". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Hunt, El (January 20, 2017). "Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone". DIY. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Cooper, Leonie (January 25, 2017). "Loyle Carner – 'Yesterday's Gone' Review". NME. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Bingham, Jaguar (November 19, 2016). "Loyle Carner is dropping his debut album". MixMag. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Official Loyle Carner Store". Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Cliff, Aimee (September 14, 2017). "Sampha Has Won The 2017 Mercury Prize". The Fader. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "The 30 best albums of 2017". The Independent. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "RIOT's Albums Of The Year 2017". RIOT Mag. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  9. ^ "The 30 best albums of 2017". The Independent. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  10. ^ "NME's Albums of The Year 2017". NME. November 23, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  11. ^ "Yesterday's Gone / Loyle Carner". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Yesterday's Gone Loyle-Carner". Qobuz. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Loyle Carner". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 December 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Yesterday's Gone in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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