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Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect

Sundara Karma

Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect

Debut album from the Reading-based indie rock quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    For the most part the songs are full to bursting with youthful melodies that lift the weight off the more serious of topics
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Sundara Karma have filled their debut to the brim with hit after hit
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    This is a record made for the cavernous expanse of Brixton Academy, fancy light show in tow, chant-a-long choruses guaranteed
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Acting as the figureheads for an emerging scene of intelligent indie, Sundara Karma’s debut is a rip-roaring voyage of exploration and an all-encompassing ode to youth
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    In short, electrifying. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The Reading quartet have created a debut that sparkles with commercial appeal, and ambition should never be criticised
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  7. 6.6 |   Gig Soup

    Although we’ve waited a hell of a long time for it, ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ perfectly narrates the roller coaster ride that is adolescence, and couldn’t be more relate-able if it tried
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  8. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    British indie rock's latest "next great hope" release a debut album packed with anthemic sing-alongs and a festival-ready sound, but also hints at greater depth, lyrical range and musical intelligence
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  9. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Big and bold when it hits, underwhelming and otherwise transient elsewhere, it’s a debut that manages to occasionally impress while leaving a lot to be desired
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  10. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Their music groans with inevitability, with the Killers’ pious preachery, and the chugging earnestness of clean-shaven-era Kings of Leon
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  11. 4.0 |   The Observer

    There’s promise here, but ultimately too little to mark them out from the rest of the pack
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