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Through their latest release, ‘The Kids We Used To Be’ Your Demise have offered a few new colours to their heavy-hardcore palette in exploring the winding path they’ve taken to this stage. What these rising UK giants have produced is a fun, sometimes catchy and overall, energetic album which attests to the sound they have defined themselves throughout the world with. However, whilst progress is achieved in the melodic aspects of this heavy CD, little to nothing innovative is really done with this sound, a large flaw that most significantly lets this album down. I guess we can positively say that at least this one didn’t have dubstep.
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Ok, here’s the thing. There are going to be people who will disregard this album based solely on Wright’s fairly dramatic change in musical direction- and that’s fair enough because if you were expecting a continuation of The Getaway Plans’ style of rock music you may feel isolated by this predominantly piano-based pop album. However, to evaluate this album correctly it needs to be judged on its artistic merit and any comparisons to previous bands need to be left out of the equation. Only then can one appreciate it for what it is: an ambitious album punctuated with dreamy yet sometimes corny pop songs.
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- User: 70
You Me At Six have clearly tried to evolve and grow, but the direction they have taken is hardly a change from normal, and the song depth are a little questionable.
As someone else had mentioned, it seemed as if this album was created with the intention of gaining a larger fan base.
However, the better songs on the album still provide a multitude of catchy hooks which will keep you singing along, and there is nothing on this album that will bring you down.
I just hope that with their next release, there is a little more innovation.