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Lust for Youth

Lust for Youth

Lust for Youth

Fifth album from the Copenhagen-based synthpop band led by Swedish producer Hannes Norrvide

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Sacred Bones
UK Release date
07/06/2019
US Release date
07/06/2019
  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    At eight tracks, some might criticize it on grounds of length, but these are robust, well-crafted songs that, even after multiple spins, reveal fresh details between the more obvious hooks
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Tunes that work their way into the listener’s head and successfully strike a balance of being nostalgic without being derivative
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Line-up changes and maturity have transformed the Copenhagen band. They now sound like The Smiths via Pet Shop Boys, which turns out to be their sweet spot. Well, how could it not be?
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Lust for Youth continue their shift into the light with a gorgeous set of synth-pop tunes on their new self-titled album
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  5. 8.0 |   Punk News

    Taken as a whole, Lust for Youth doesn’t match the hit-for-hit quality of International, but it’s definitely a step back up from Compassion
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  6. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Lust For Youth would be most gratifying as a poetic indulgence or as the perfect music festival set in the dead of night, but their entrancing guitars and synths and exuberant percussion would quench the thirst of anyone looking for a pensive album with tantalizing, well-produced textures
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  7. 7.0 |   Crack

    This album is their most fearless and sure-footed leap forward
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    While Lust for Youth proves that the duo is among the best acts updating synth-pop for the 21st century, it also suggests that it might be time for Norrvide and Fischer to broaden their horizons once more
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  9. 6.5 |   The 405

    There are some good tunes here, of that there is no doubt, but it feels a little flat as a body of work
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  10. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    Hannes Norrvide's long-running coldwave synth project breaks into the greener pastures of Depeche Mode-style new wave
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  11. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    By leaning into their maximalist tendencies on Lust For Youth, the introspection that really marked this project out is lost among a smorgasbord of other people’s sounds
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Overall there's little evolution from previous albums here. Print edition only


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