Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2004 Ratings: #133 / 393
User Score
Based on 75 ratings
2004 Ratings: #68
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March 9, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Touch & Go / Label
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Doofy
71
This full album length debut contains a streamlined version of 'Staring art the Sun' from the 'Young Liars' EP that only really serves to emphasise that while the eight other tunes are all enjoyable, nothing really leaps out of the speakers at you.

Is this material actually a bit overly restrained? Maybe.
MasterCrackfox
80
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes is a solid introduction to the sound of TV on the Radio and what they are capable of accomplishing with repetition, experimentation and vocalization. Their debut full-length album immediately reminded me of the sound of their experimental rock contemporaries Menomena, whose debut record came out only a year before this and during the same year as their first EP Young Liars. Although the sound of neither act caught on to the point of blowing up the bands, ... read more
TheBravesDH
86
Had this come out in the 80's, it would've changed the course of indie rock forever.
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
noonoo97
80
A mix between old Beck records and Lcd Soundsytem.
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Year End Lists

#12/SPIN
#17/NME
#24/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. The Wrong Way
  2. Staring at the Sun
  3. Dreams
  4. King Eternal
  5. Ambulance
  6. Poppy
  7. Don't Love You
  8. Bomb Yourself
  9. Wear You Out

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