By Calvin Arkon
Sounds like the B side of Home of the Strange. Still very good, but a little bit incomplete.
The order of the tracks is off putting and doesn’t do the album well, nevertheless there are excellent tracks.
Superposition leads the album strong, with supporting bangers like Heat of the Summer, Tightrope and Mirror Master. With some killer vibes from You and I, Panoramic Girl, and Brothers Keeper. The sweet bliss of Call Me back never stops each listen. Darkest shade of blue really leaves much to be desired with its instrumental movement through the listen, wishing for additional couple minutes of redemption. Simplify was really disappointing as the lead single, as it truly one of the weakest tracks, but it’s hard not to smile at such shattering guitars which do make a comeback in the more laid back oblivion.
Love that I found YTG!
This has become my favorite band I love everything they put out!
By garfunkle. ;)
There aren’t enough words to describe my love for this album. One of the most beautiful works of art.
Exellent album !
Young the giant doesn’t stop with great songs and innovative sounds
One of their best Albums 👍🏻
By Captain pecard
I am a huge fan of Young the Giant. They are one of my favorite bands of all time. I own all their music and I was thoroughly impressed when I heard this album. Not only do they find a way to change up their normal sound but they also add even more power behind vocals and atmospheric sound. This album is right up there with their first and second albums, of which by far were my original favorites. This album is one that has arguably no bad or forgettable songs on it. In todays day and age, that is extremely hard to do.
By rocking your socks
I’ve been listening to Young the Giant for a little over two years now, and I have yet to be disappointed. This album has so many good tracks. One of my favorite bands and I really hope they don’t stop making music anytime soon.
I really pride myself in being someone who appreciates bands experimenting with their sound... but this is just simply not good. There are a couple decent songs, but as a whole this album SERIOUSLY lacks the same energy that Young the Giant was able to deliver earlier in their career. What happened to that unique SoCal sound? Miss that a lot :)
By Gra-He 70
In a world where it's difficult to find decent music I came across this album.I but a couple songs and finally caved in and bought the whole album. A good song is a good song no matter what label we put on it. This is a solid album start to finish.
Home of the Strange was better. More upbeat, more variation between tracks, more memorable instrumentation, etc.
By Older sister 4ever
I've been a YTG fan for a very long time. Mind over Matter and self-titled are absolutely stunning, with meaningful lyrics and a song you can headbang to in the car. Home of the Strange was a bit a different spin on their music, but it still had that Young the Giant shine. This album doesn't really hit the mark. Heat of the Summer, Glory, and Tightrope are probably the only songs that really emit that YTG feel. Almost the entire album is using the higher register of Sameer's voice, and while it's still impressive and powerful, it's nowhere near the bone-shaking power and rawness of his lower range. Also, the backing tracks, percussion, and riffs in the background are so overwhelming, especially while using the higher part of his vocal range. In the other three albums, the backing tracks were quieter, allowing for Sameer's voice to really break through. The songs all sound the exact same; all the melodies and percussion are identical. And the songs are all unoriginal.
All in all, this is definitely not their best album. I hope their next songs come back to their roots.