Young Enough

Charly Bliss - Young Enough
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #46 / 262
User Score
Based on 100 ratings
2019 Ratings: #59
May 10, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Barsuk / Label
Power Pop, Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
God Is in the TV

Charly Bliss are only two albums into their career and they’ve already established themselves as one of the cleverest and most loveable bands going. Young Enough expands on the brilliance of Guppy and is an absolute triumph.

82
Paste

Young Enough introduces new moods and textures without tamping down the band’s irrepressible likeability.

80
Exclaim!

Young Enough makes clear that the band, particularly Hendricks' knack for weaving clear-eyed narratives into her writing, aren't about to have their vision hemmed in by any one scene or sound.

80
Dork

‘Young Enough’ packs bubblegum pop bangers and attitude to spare. A solid effort.

80
AllMusic

Young Enough outshines a promising debut, delivering a steady mix of summery earworms and angst.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Guppy was a rock album that happened to have sharp pop hooks; Young Enough is a pop album that just happens to rock.

80
Under The Radar

This is one of those rare records that sounds like a Greatest Hits compilation and simultaneously a summer mixtape while, by the time winter rolls around, we'll be digging deeper into the reflective, cracked mirror lyrics to provide us with a little familiar, melancholic comfort.

80
Pitchfork

The Brooklyn band’s second record is bigger and darker, amplifying their ’80s new-wave sparkle into ecstatic triumph.

70
Rolling Stone

Young Enough is poppier than its predecessor but not always as immediately catchy. Sometimes that feels intentional and it can often be a good thing, often slowing down the band’s torpedo tunefulness to negotiate trauma in real time.

70
Northern Transmissions

‘Young Enough’ is the sound of a tug of war between joy and sorrow; spoiler alert – joy conquers sorrow.

laz456
75
I think I found this years Future Me Hates Me.
MasterCrackfox
83
Guppy was bar-none one of my favorite releases in 2017 and stands as one of my favorite debut records in recent memory. Charly Bliss had an uncanny ability to revitalize the bubblegum poppy 90s indie rock sound and fit it to something that could work in modern music. It was fun, it was catchy, and damn near every song from that album still lands with me.

With that in mind, Young Enough was one of my most anticipated albums of the whole year and boy was I far from disappointed.

Did Charly ... read more
musicmagpie55
83
Young Enough is Charly Bliss at their most immediate. The music on this record feels familiar almost immediately. I think Eva Hendricks has one of the most exciting voices in pop music, and her sharp nasal tone helps accentuate the often sneering undertone of her lyrics. I love the addition of synths to their sound; it feels like a natural and welcomed addition to their style. I think this brand of sentimentality is something easily accessible to people who grew up on All Time Low and Paramore ... read more
chalkhampton
87
I've been eagerly anticipating this album since Guppy dropped- and although it is a different sound, I've still enjoyed it quite a bit. It does lose some of its spark for me overall, but there are plenty of standout tracks on this still. I really loved "Blown to Bits" and "Chatroom" in particular- the latter having an amazing video.
usedtobe
75
The sophomore release from Brooklyn-based power pop band channels a familiar territory in the likes of Paramore & Speedy Ortiz with themes about heartbreak and emotional liberation. A cathartic return.
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Track List

  1. Blown to Bits
  2. Capacity
  3. Under You
  4. Camera
  5. Fighting in the Dark
  6. Young Enough
  7. Bleach
  8. Chatroom
  9. Hurt Me
  10. Hard to Believe
  11. The Truth
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