Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 15 reviews
2008 Rank: #53 / 618
USER SCORE
80
Based on
22 ratings

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Every musician is also an audience, and if the ever-growing pile of new music my exhausted mailman brings me every day is any indication, more and more audience members are becoming musicians, too. Since long before "indie" was a buzzword, the loosely defined scene has celebrated participatory self-expression-- whether in the first independently released punk records ("It was easy, it was cheap, go and do it," sang the Desperate Bicycles in 1977, on one of the first ever), the hand-assembled 7" singles of 1980s indie pop, the four-track cassettes of 1990s lo-fi, or even the revival-meeting catharsis of the Arcade Fire and "Form a Band" exhortations of Art Brut. Nobody writes them like they used to, so it may as well be you.

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A fun, rebellious joyride that descends into heartfelt confusion. It touches back on memories of youthful uprising and the feeling of innocent discovery while being deeply emotional and instrumentally powerful.
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DETAILS

February 22, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wichita Recordings, / Label
David Newfeld / Producer
Indie Pop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 4 - A.V. Club
# 59 - Consequence of Sound
# 19 - Drowned in Sound
# 46 - musicOMH
# 10 - PopMatters
Track List
  1. Death to Los Campesinos!
  2. Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
  3. Don't Tell Me to Do the Math(s)
  4. Drop it Doe Eyes
  5. My Year in Lists
  6. Knee Deep at ATP
  7. This Is How You Spell. "HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics"
  8. We Are All Accelerated Readers
  9. You! Me! Dancing!
  10. ...And We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison
  11. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks
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