Yours Truly, the Commuter

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Yours Truly, the Commuter
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Studio album by Jason Lytle
Released May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
Recorded The Warbler in Montana, U.S.
Label ANTI-
Producer Jason Lytle
Jason Lytle chronology
Yours Truly, the Commuter
Dept. of Disappearance

Yours Truly, the Commuter is the debut solo studio album by American indie rock musician Jason Lytle. It was released on May 19 2009 by record label ANTI-.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club C+[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
The Independent 3/5 stars[5]
Mojo 3/5 stars[6]
The New York Times 4/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10[7]
The Phoenix 1.5/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork 7.4/10[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[10]

Yours Truly, the Commuter was generally well received by critics. AllMusic called it "a gorgeously atmospheric record, a panorama of lush California landscapes filtered through the lonely lens of winter air and rural, mountainous terrain. There's a familiar mix of electronics and acoustic instruments here, but they're linked together more discreetly than before", calling it "more cohesive than many of those past [Grandaddy] albums".[2] Pitchfork wrote: "Yours Truly, the Commuter sounds an awful lot like a Grandaddy album – not just another Grandaddy album, though, but a really good one, the best since Sumday."[9]

Less favourable was The A.V. Club, writing: "Lytle settles for repetitive mood-setters that merely re-shuffle the elements he's been working with for more than a decade now, with no discernible progress or mastery."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jason Lytle.

No. Title Length
1. "Yours Truly, the Commuter" 3:16
2. "Brand New Sun" 4:22
3. "Ghost of My Old Dog" 5:06
4. "I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)" 2:20
5. "Birds Encouraged Him" 4:25
6. "It's the Weekend" 2:15
7. "Fürget It" 3:52
8. "This Song Is the Mute Button" 2:40
9. "Rollin' Home Alone" 4:14
10. "You're Too Gone" 2:41
11. "Flying Thru Canyons" 3:07
12. "Here for Good" 3:57


Additional personnel
  • Ariana Murray – additional vocals on "I Am Lost"


Chart Peak Position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 42[11]
French Albums Chart 175[12]


  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Yours Truly, the Commuter – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew. "Yours Truly, the Commuter – Jason Lytle | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Murray, Noel (May 19, 2009). "Review: Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, the Commuter • Music Review • The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Greenwald, Andy (May 13, 2009). "Yours Truly, the Commuter Review | Music Reviews and News |". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (May 22, 2009). "Album: Jason Lytle, Yours Truly, the Commuter (Anti-) – Reviews – Music – The Independent". The Independent. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "[Yours Truly, the Commuter review]". Mojo: 99. June 2009. 
  7. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (May 13, 2009). "NME Reviews – Album Review: Jason Lytle |". NME. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ Wood, Mikael (May 18, 2009). "Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, the Commuter". The Phoenix. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Deusner, Stephen M. (May 21, 2009). "Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, the Commuter | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  10. ^ Uncut: 125. June 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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