Life In Your Glass World

Citizen - Life In Your Glass World
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2021 Ratings: #80
Liked by 2 people
March 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Run For Cover / Label
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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
OK DAMN. play that funky music white boys

i'm a bit weird with Citizen. i LOVE this band, and i have for a couple years now (ik, late to the party), but i don't share the same opinion that most Ciz fans do? for one, i'd rank Youth (if we're not counting Young States) as their worst album in an instant. i like it, for sure, but i find it a little devoid of identity compared to literally everything they'd go on to do after. i feel like Everybody Is Going To Heaven is extremely underrated and an ... 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
Citizen are yet another emo band from the early 2010's that have struggled recently to really adapt or grow up (as I like call it) beyond a really juvenile scene, but on this album they do try to get past it and show some identity.

The only problem is that they just aren't that good at this. The irony is that they release a dance punk type album the same day as icons of the scene DFA1979 have also dropped their own album, which represents some change of pace.

Weird? But also proves my point ... read more
I suppose a change-up was needed for Citizen, but unfortunately the direction they've taken is hardly one to commend. The shouty vocals on some of the hooks on this thing scrape harshly against their emo roots. It's quite lazy overall and I can't see myself coming back to it.
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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
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Added on: January 11, 2021