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Citizen - Youth

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 24 July 2013 at 16.05

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Excruiatingly trulthful stuff from Ohio's Citizen...

They say you should write about what you know, and Citizen certainly put that into practice on ‘Youth’. Channeling the frustration and angst of adolescence, the Michigan five-piece (some of whom are still teenagers) have produced a brooding, downbeat record, punctuated by shards of frayed melody. ‘How Does It Feel?’ and ‘Sleep’ are pitched somewhere between (primarily) classic emo and grunge, drenched in desperation and defeat. It’s far from groundbreaking stuff but that doesn’t matter a jot; these are songs of excruciating truth, eternally relevant and assembled with no lack of heart.

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