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Years & Years - If You're Over Me

We need more stars.
Years & Years - If You're Over Me
Published: 10:01 am, May 16, 2018
We need more stars.

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Come this way, Dear Reader. We're going to open the curtain a touch. Don't worry, there's nothing scary back here - it's mostly piles of papers and people swearing at Alexa dropping the WiFi network. Excuse the mess.

These little write ups, as we're sure you've guessed, are mostly about building excitement for things about to come. They're not really 'reviews' - you can click play and make up your own opinions easy enough. They're excuses to 'progress the story' of an artist. Say something big. Put a marker in the chart. Pick your own wanky sounding phrase.

But to get across just how bafflingly brilliant Years & Years' second album 'campaign' is proving, we're going to spare you the spaffy adjectives, the hype on-top of hype. We're going to put it in plain, easy to understand, hopefully-not-embargo-breaking terms.

As you know, Dork reviews stuff out of five. Five stars. We use four and three too often, but we're also not scared of using the top score. We're not of the school of thought that you should avoid full marks because nothing is perfect. We're about excitement, and getting carried away with ourselves is sort of what we do. It's in the name.

But what do you do when a genuine Pop Emergency breaks out. Something where you need all five stars and still that doesn't leave room to quickly show how amazing something is. What if something is better - more exciting - than five stars? Where do you go then?

Thanks to Years & Years, the editorial wheels and cogs at work in the Dork bunker have already started turning. We've talked about this. We have an answer. You can work out what that means yourself, and if you can't - well - click play on 'If You're Over Me'. It'll all make sense soon enough.

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