Yours to Keep

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This article is about the Albert Hammond Jr. album. For the song by Teddybears STHLM featuring Paola, see Yours to Keep (song). For the song by Guided by Voices, see Bee Thousand.
Yours to Keep
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Studio album by Albert Hammond Jr.
Released October 9, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock, folk rock, baroque pop
Length 34:52
Label Rough Trade Records(UK release)
New Line Records/Scratchie Records (US Release)
Producer Greg Lattimer
Albert Hammond Jr. chronology
Yours to Keep
¿Cómo Te Llama?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating (84%) [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
The A.V. Club B+ [3]
Blender 3.5/5 stars [4]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [6]
NME (8/10) [7]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10) [8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [9]

Yours to Keep, the debut solo album by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr, was released October 9, 2006 in the UK through Rough Trade Records and was released in North America on March 6, 2007 through New Line Records/Scratchie Records. The first single taken from it, "Everyone Gets a Star", was released as download only, and the first full single is "Back to the 101". The album also featured help from Sean Lennon, with whom Albert had attended school at Institut Le Rosey.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cartoon Music for Superheroes" - 2:04
  2. "In Transit" - 3:33
  3. "Everyone Gets a Star" - 3:05
  4. "Bright Young Thing" - 3:13
  5. "Blue Skies" - 3:17
  6. "Back to the 101" ("101" on the U.S. release) - 3:27
  7. "Call an Ambulance" - 3:11
  8. "Scared" - 4:42
  9. "Holiday" - 3:08
  10. "Hard to Live (In the City)" ("Hard To Live In The City" in the U.S.) - 5:23
  11. "Postal Blowfish" (U.S. and Canadian bonus track) - 2:20
  12. "Well...All Right" (U.S. and Canadian bonus track) - 2:27
  13. "101" [Enhanced CD Music Video] (U.S. and Canadian bonus track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
French Albums Chart 186
Swedish Albums Chart 48
UK Albums Chart 74
US Billboard 200 117
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 2
US Billboard Independent Albums 11


The band[edit]

Technical staff[edit]