AOTY 2019

As You Please

Citizen - As You Please
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #499 / 725
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2017 Ratings: #381
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Run for Cover / Label
Post-Hardcore, Emo / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
Citizen haven’t mellowed per se, the emotion on ‘As You Please’ is as grand and raw as ever, but they have refined their delivery, and their latest album manages not to shortchange that underlying sentiment while expanding their sonic palette.
80
Alternative Press

As You Please is patient, breathy, sweeping and slower-moving than usual, chock full of unexpected tics—tonal effects, falsetto vocal flourishes, piano, acoustic intercuts, keyboards, electronic glitches—while remaining firmly in the alt-rock lane.

75
The Line of Best Fit

AYP is the moodiest and most melodic of the band’s (short) career, meaning it’s an album that will surely earn the band the reductive and often cringeworthy ‘emo’ tag - that is, if Everybody didn’t already. It’s also the band’s strongest set of songs to date.

70
AllMusic

As You Please can sometimes come across as overly dour, but Citizen are masters of uneasiness and wield that power like a sword.

65
Pitchfork

With 12 songs of nearly equal tone, volume, and length, the nearly hour-long As You Please becomes its own endurance test. When As You Please is taken in smaller chunks, the minor variations between the songs where Citizen churn and the ones where they steamroll ever forward become more discernible.

50
Exclaim!

Citizen are a band that thrive on the sensitive and emotive, yet much of As You Please insists upon thundering brutishness.

smallpeeble
84
faves:

1. medicine
2. ugly luck
3. control
twwalter
77
Favorite tracks: Jet, World, Control, I Forgive No One, Flowerchild
panoramareviews
65
En conclusión, Citizen aún sigue luchando por su disco consagratorio. En 'As You Please' no hay canciones suficientes u oficio a la altura para que el quinteto logre pasar a una liga superior en términos de calidad musical y reconocimiento. Pero, ¿qué será lo que le falta a Citizen para lograr aquello? No lo sé, y probablemente ellos tampoco lo saben. Aún.

Canciones Favoritas: Jet, In The Middle of it All, World, Flowerchild.
dntspr
87
Jet // 83
In The Middle Of It All // 97
As You Please // 95
Medicine // 84
Ugly Luck // 77
World // 80
Fever Days // 79
Control // 92
Discrete Routine // 89
I Forgive No One // 82
You Are A Star // 86
Flowerchild // 85

Best yet from the band. Ranging from the post-hardcore song from days of old to soft and surging melodies, Citizen are a band who have really found their own as "best in the emo class" with As You Please.
blinkclyro
80
Chorus’ and melodies will stick with you for days after listening and it’s then do you realise it’s an album you do really enjoy. Citizen really feel like they’re progressing and it feels like they’re going to progress into something greater still. A band to seriously watch out for.
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Track List

  1. Jet
  2. In the Middle of It All
  3. As You Please
  4. Medicine
  5. Ugly Luck
  6. World
  7. Fever Days
  8. Control
  9. Discrete Routine
  10. I Forgive No One
  11. You Are a Star
  12. Flowerchild
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Added on: September 1, 2017