Young Romance

Roosevelt - Young Romance
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #667 / 716
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2018 Ratings: #471
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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There's some forgettable songwriting here, but the general polish, alongside a handful of great tracks, makes this a worthwhile option for fans of yearning synth-pop, and an obvious choice for fans of Lauber's debut.

Northern Transmissions

Roosevelt doesn’t quite offer us pop that says something completely new on this latest album.


Although there's nothing groundbreaking on this album, Young Romance is warm and pleasant from start to finish, ideal for sun-kissed afternoons and carefree nights.

The Observer

Roosevelt’s is an airbrushed, off-kilter kind of pop, and while he still isn’t pushing the envelope, Young Romance is a pleasant enough listen.

The 405

In such a rush to just feel everything, Young Romance tires itself out at times, but it never feels tiring. The wide eyed sense of earnestness at play here, by whatever magic, somehow feels earned rather than forced.


‘Young Romance’ plumbs the depths of Lauber’s lost relationships, and plenty of the dappled synths do make for wistful listening, but it’s too easy to imagine that his youthful flushes of love took place by the sparkling swimming pools of a party resort.

Favorite tracks: Under the Sun, Forgive
Pangea, Forgive, Under the Sun, Getaway and Shadows are the jams on the album. Well done ROOSEVELT.
Roosevelt's synth pop is highly enjoyable, highly polished, and I really liked this album all told, but it doesn't quite push the envelope as far as I wanted. If you liked the first release, this is for you. If you wanted something more from Roosevelt, give this a listen, but you may be disappointed.

Take Me Back (7.7)
Under the Sun (7.8)
Yr Love (8.0)
Illusions (7.5)
Losing Touch (7.4)
Pangea (6.5)
Lucia (6.8)
Better Days (7.3)
Shadows (7.7)
Last to Know (7.0)
Forgive (6.8)
Getaway (8.0)
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Track List

  1. Take Me Back
  2. Under the Sun
  3. Yr Love
  4. Illusions
  5. Losing Touch
  6. Pangea
  7. Lucia
  8. Better Days
  9. Shadows
  10. Last to Know
  11. Forgive (feat. Washed Out)
  12. Getaway
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Added on: June 29, 2018