Young Magic - Melt
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #692 / 1010
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
February 14, 2012 / Release Date
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A.V. Club

It’s the view of the nomad in action, rather than a carefully curated selection of highlights upon his return.

Beats Per Minute

There’s no one that’s going to be declaring this a modern classic, but with this strong debut, Young Magic have cemented themselves as a band to watch in the coming years.

The 405

If you wait long enough, you will be rewarded, but if you have to wait too long, then it probably means that this isn't an album for you.


It's a cushy listen, if not only always distinctive, particularly since the shorter tracks often amount to a cooled, deep-blue gelatin that holds the previously released singles together.

Consequence of Sound

As it stands today, they’re just another band doing a very familiar thing – at least they’re doing it really well.

No Ripcord

There is also a naivety and an ostensible lack of ideas on side two and so whether Melt has come too early or if it simply represents an innate inability to focus remains to be seen.

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Track List

  1. Sparkly 
  2. Slip Time 
  3. You With Air 
  4. Yalam 
  5. Jam Karet 
  6. Night In The Ocean 
  7. Watch For Our Lights 
  8. The Dancer 
  9. Cavalry 
  10. Sanctuary 
  11. Drawing Down The Moon
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Added on: February 6, 2012