Lust for Youth

Lust for Youth - Lust for Youth
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #439 / 625
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2019 Ratings: #964
June 7, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

While the aesthetic of Lust For Youth’s music may be dated on a surface level, good pop songcraft tends to become timeless once people have got used to it. And this self-titled album of theirs is full of this.

80
Exclaim!

These are robust, well-crafted songs that, even after multiple spins, reveal fresh details between the more obvious hooks.

80
NME

Crystalline, slick and glistening, this feels like the last piece of a puzzle slotting into place, the tying off of any loose ends. It’s the sound of a band operating firmly, and finally, in their comfort zone.

80
The Skinny

Lust for Youth continue their shift into the light with a gorgeous set of synth-pop tunes on their new self-titled album.

70
AllMusic

While Lust for Youth proves that the duo is among the best acts updating synth pop for the 21st century, it also suggests that it might be time for Norrvide and Fischer to broaden their horizons once more.

70
Crack Magazine

For a band that has been steadily moving in this direction, this album is their most fearless and sure-footed leap forward.

62
Pitchfork

Lust for Youth shows they might have escaped coldwave’s dead end only to settle into a rut.

60
The Line of Best Fit

By leaning into their maximalist tendencies on Lust For Youth, the introspection that really marked this project out is lost among a smorgasbord of other people’s sounds.

usedtobe
95
Copenhagen duo’s latest self-titled effort treads on the same waters as the sprawling 2016 release, Compassion, with the tried and tested formula of muscular, melodic synth-pop compositions they're known for and the beat thumps harder, resembling the 90's Europop with equal finesse and skill. Opener New Balance Point has the propulsive kick to it as it slips through the second colossal track, Insignificant, with a building synth crescendo at its outro, taking cues with their ... read more
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
GABRIELinHELL
40
Mediocre
DCCXX
67
Norwegian synth pop group Lust for Youth's eponymous release is a decent attempt at calming, enjoyable and laidback tunes that feel perfectly crafted for a Sunday drive. The project does drop off in the second half, with mellow cuts like Imola not providing as much of interest as the opening few tracks.

Favourite Tracks:

New Balance Point
Venus de Milo
Great Concerns
Fifth Terrace

Least Favourite Tracks:

Adrift
Imola
By No Means

6.7/10
jangoj
80
i'm a bitch for synthpop or almost anything from sacred bones
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Track List

  1. New Balance Point
  2. Insignificant
  3. Venus de Milo
  4. Great Concerns
  5. Fifth Terrace
  6. Adrift
  7. Imola
  8. By No Means
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Added on: March 20, 2019