The Wild Youth

Daughter - The Wild Youth
Critic Score
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Based on 71 ratings
2011 Ratings: #29
Liked by 4 people
October 2, 2011 / Release Date
EP / Format
Communion / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Where Daughter’s first EP felt like well, the first project of trying band, ”The Wild Youth” improves with every area. The depressing sound is still depressing, but more alive, emotionally punching and just scarily good. Absolutely dominated the aesthetic they were aiming for and technically almost flawless four tracks collection. Only thing stopping me to give this higher score are just some personal preferences of mine.
Favourite Tracks: Medicine, Youth, Home, Love
Wanted to edit to give it a lower rating, it's still very good but it's not a 10, heh.

This is a very passionate sophomore EP that I'm glad I stumbled upon, it's melancholic to the bone. It's heavy but happy, I like it.

The lyrics are the main thing to pay attention to here, and they are wonderful. Each song has its theme and they portray them perfectly, you could look at each song as an emotion. Home is longing, Medicine is loss, Youth is Want and Love is grief. Daughter have a wonderful ... read more
It's one of those rare EPs that defines the band more than some of their LPs. It's a must hear album for anyone trying to catch all the previous decade EPs they might have missed and wanted to retrace their steps to find once again. Medicine is perhaps the song that I didn't expect to like so much and feel so familiar to until I realized Joji sampled it into a remix way back when.
Not as big of a bore as some of their other releases but as always I just struggle to find much anything to latch onto. It's competent and it's not like I can't see the appeal, but for some reason my body just rejects it as anything more than a deep and heavy "meh".
This EP suffers from one of that syndrome of being a pretty good EP with one absolutely amazing, band-defining song on it that never even made it to an LP. That song would be Medicine. I first encountered it as a remix by Joji (up on Youtube, excellent video), which is also quite good, but chops up the vocals such that there's no real narrative.

But boy, this is one of the best songs about addiction I have ever, ever heard. The production is enormous, spacious, a black pool of sadness, but ... read more
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Added on: February 24, 2013