Pete Yorn has since the early 2000s been a favorite. The trilogy with musicforthemorningafter (2001), Day I Forgot (2003), and Nightcrawler (2006) are all very strong alternative rock / pop records with touches of both Americana and singer-songwriter pop. Must then say that he lost a bit in quality on the subsequent albums that did not really reach to the same class, even they still are some fine albums.
However, I think that his latest album, Arranging Time is a shake-up and is the best he has delivered since the mid-2000s. Can really understand why Capitol Records decided to sign him with this record as it has all the chances to take him to a new level, commercial speaking. Is thinking of tracks like "Lost Weekend", "She Was Weird" and "Summer Was a Day" that all should get plenty of radio time. Even the light weighted "Halifax" and "This Fire" must be mentioned as they give the album a very good variety.
Shall I be a little critical; it feels that the first half is magically good while the second is slightly more anonymous. But overall, Arranging Time is another very nice record from this New Jersey guy that is a must to check out if you’re into the more alternative side of singer-songwriters.