Album Details

April 19, 2009
Crown Loyalist Records
Rap, Trip-Hop, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Contemporary Reggae

Album Review

The 12 tracks on Yes! are steeped in beats as smooth as ever. Putting aside much of the political commentary found on his previous albums, k-os lends his honeyed voice to contemplations on the fame that comes with two platinum-selling albums, as well as the more typical theme of male/female relations. On "The Aviator" he wonders " did crafting these songs in my bedroom end up being sung back to me by 10,000 people in a stadium the size of the Molson Amphitheatre again?" "Burning Bridges" is a standout track, not surprising in its theme, but with beautifully crafted lyrics aimed at his critics. "4 3 2 1" was written as a rap response to the megahit "1234" by Feist, an artist for whom k-os has done several remixes. He turns things uptempo a notch with "Whip C.R.E.A.M.," which has a melody as upbeat as a Sunday morning drive to the beach. While k-os still doesn't fit into any standard musical genre, he seems to be defining one of his very own. On this 2009 album, as with Atlantis: Hymns for Disco, Joyful Rebellion, and Exit, k-os harmonizes, raps, transforms, and grows but he doesn't waver in his style. The music is always recognizably his own. His albums are one continual exploration of k-os.
Celeste Rhoads, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Zambony
  2. Astronaut
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. Uptown Girl
  5. I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
  6. 4321
  7. Eye Know Something
  8. The Aviator
  9. FUN!
  10. Mr. Telephone Man
  11. WhipC.R.E.A.M.
  12. The Avenue