You Me At Six - VI
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #616 / 761
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Based on 17 ratings
October 5, 2018 / Release Date
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AWAL / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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‘VI’ not only recaptures but reinvents the magic that has propelled them to be one of the UK’s most successful rock outfits of recent times. It may not have the depth of some of their counterparts, but it easily makes up for it with refreshing, confident fun.

The band now merges genres confidently and coolly, creating carefree indie pop tracks, yet always reserving a seat for their rock band roots. As balancing acts go, they’ve played a blinder – it’s a pleasure to see them testing the limits of their sonic template, and impressive that they’re continuing to do so on their sixth album.

In what is their most genre-defying release yet, ‘VI’ shakes things up considerably, playing on the band’s distinctive ability to write unforgettable pop hooks, presented in a new territory of indie swagger and dance-driven synths.

The Skinny

VI is undoubtedly You Me At Six's poppiest effort yet complete with funky, melodic beats and synths along with relatable themes of relationships, feelings and late night adventures that perfectly straddles the line between pop and rock.

Some really predictable song-writing on this one, with a couple standout singles in Fast Forward and 3AM. I appreciate that some see this as a return to form following Night People, but I find this incredibly average and forgettable.

5/10. Just average.
After the atrocious Night People, which released at the start of last year, which I gave a 2 at the time.

You Me At Six seem to have had a somewhat return to form, this album is no masterpiece by a long shot, but songs such as IOU, Back Again and Straight To My Head, leave a positive taste where Night People had previously taken an aggressive dump on your taste-buds.
Whilst I understand the poorish reviews this feels like one of the best albums of the year for me. It contains lyrics which I take a deep meaning too, and has songs such as predictable and IOU that are as catchy as they are fun. Sure, not the best album in the world, but it’s certainly the most fun one I’ve listened too this year, and I need that sometimes in my life. A good album that sets them forwards once more
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Track List

  1. Fast Forward
  2. Straight to My Head
  3. Back Again
  4. Miracle in the Mourning
  5. 3AM
  6. I O U
  7. Pray for Me
  8. Predictable
  9. Danger
  10. Losing You
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Added on: September 19, 2018