Citizen

Youth

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For Youth, Citizen unleashes ten powerful, heartfelt songs. Based in an emo/post-hardcore mindset, the crunchy guitar and chugging rhythm section make the bittersweet melodies feel heavy, while the lyrics are nostalgic and angst-ridden. In a way, this sounds like a lost classic '90s record with its world-shaking arrangements and fragile spirit. Concentrating on a traditional rock lineup with bombastic "screaming at the stars" vocals, the Michigan group may not be breaking any new ground musically, but they are determined to make some of the biggest sounding music around. More importantly, they have a deep-rooted earnestness that often seems lost on emo groups in 2013.

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