Life In Your Glass World

Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #493 / 739
User Score
Based on 171 ratings
2021 Ratings: #449
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A particularly powerful album. Citizen are now where they want to be, and they’ve done it their way, winding up with their strongest work to date.


Many of the songs feature undeniably danceable beats along with grooving guitar lines, making for their most confident body of work to date.


The band have landed between the dense atmospherics of what has come before and a newfound desire to seriously up the energy.


A composed and well-thought-out record, Life In Your Glass World doesn’t exactly shatter expectations, but what it does showcase is a talented band operating with a fully-fledged confidence and faith in their craft.


citizen move away from their previously established soft emo sound and make a dance punk album reminiscent of the first two death from above (who coincidentally also released an album today) albums. it works way better than i expected, and i personally think this is their second best album. in between these incredible fun dance punk tracks, there are also a few softer and more emotional tracks that is more similar to their earlier work.despite being different from their other albums, i think ... read more


Citizen is easily one of my favorite bands. Youth and As You Please were both two of my top favorite albums from the last decade, so when Life In Your Glass World was first announced, I was obviously extremely hyped.

One of my favorite things about Citizen is that they reinvent their sound each album without fail. You can find a good mix of sounds throughout their discography, with post-hardcore, grunge, indie rock, alternative rock, pop punk, and emo being the best way to explain their ... read more


Recalling the vibes of mid 2000s Bloc Party/Foo Fighters/Dukes Of Windsor/Franz Ferdinand and blending the best of straight up modern rock bands that cut their teeth recently in the 2010s.

Citizen are here somehow in #2021 and without reinventing the wheel have seemingly managed to casually oust many of these artists and their recent output almost entirely under the radar and unseen.

Contrastly the contemporaries sound like they’re sweatily heating up the gymnasium dancefloor busting ... read more


Life In Your Glass World is the fourth studio album by American rock band Citizen. Citizen is a perfect example of a band that has evolved properly through time. They aren't a one trick pony, they shake things up consistently, but they also don't pull a 180 and make some basic, out of left field steer towards pop music to simply just gain a bigger audience. Citizen is one of the most underappreciated modern rock bands of our time, people do not talk about them enough. And they really should ... read more


spotify put one of the songs in my discover weekly and i bit


Thoroughly enjoyable, I personally found this to be their strongest album to date (and quite comfortably so at that). Their sound throughout the album is easy on the ear and fun to listen too, with many of the songs being particularly strong. 'Winter Buds' may stand out to me as my favourite, but there are a fair few good songs on this album to choose from.

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Track List

  1. Death Dance Approximately
  2. I Want to Kill You
  3. Blue Sunday
  4. Thin Air
  5. Call Your Bluff
  6. Pedestal
  7. Fight Beat
  8. Black and Red
  9. Glass World
  10. Winter Buds
  11. Edge of the World

Year End Lists

#37/The Alternative
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Added on: January 11, 2021