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Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Debut album from the Irvine, California indie rock five-piece gets a belated UK release

ADM rating[?]

5.6

Label
Roadrunner
UK Release date
29/08/2011
US Release date
25/01/2011
  1. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Boasting consistent catchiness while also incorporating a delectable combination of continuity, depth, and progression
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  2. 7.0 |   BBC

    Coldplay is the obvious touchstone for many of the better tracks
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  3. 7.0 |   Spin

    Young the Giant project more ambition and emphatic sense of purpose than any band this side of U2
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  4. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The album is like a decadent box of chocolates - caramels, liquors, cream centres. You can't lose no matter which you pick
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  5. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It's all quite inoffensive really
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  6. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Young the Giant make tunes with big rooms and stadiums in mind, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when they have anthems like My Body at their disposal
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    Tuneful, superior indie rock and bittersweet lyricism. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  9. 5.0 |   Pop Matters

    These guys can definitely play their instruments and Gadhia is a strong singer, so one hopes that as they get a bit more seasoned they’ll find a sound of their own
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  10. 5.0 |   music OMH

    The band are still in their early 20s and their better tunes show enough promise to suggest they could improve if they concentrate on a poppier approach rather than pursuing stadium rock ambitions
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  11. 4.0 |   Uncut

    YTG pull some standard anthemic rock moves. Print edition only

  12. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Sometimes they sound like an anaemic Coldplay; at others they're a sweatier version of the Shins
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  13. 2.7 |   Pitchfork

    A clumsy attempt to siphon indie rock's sound and relative commercial momentum with none of its spirit
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