As You Please
Citizen - As You Please
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #464 / 669
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
Your Review


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.
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.

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.


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


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.


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

Dec 3, 2017
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.
Nov 14, 2017
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.
Oct 6, 2017
Jet - 8/10
In the Middle of It All - 9/10
As You Please - 7/10
Medicine - 7/10
Ugly Luck - 7/10
World - 7/10
Fever Days - 8/10
Control - 7/10
Discrete Routine - 7/10
I Forgive No One - 6/10
You Are a Star - 7/10
Flowerchild - 7/10

Overall Rating: 87 out of 120 = 73%

Overall Opinion: It's a solid and average rock/emo album. It doesn't even come close to the feeling and emotion that Sorority Noise brings which is why I'm so shocked that this band is the headliner on their tour. As the Mad ... read more
Purchasing As You Please from Amazon helps support Album of the Year.
#11/The Alternative
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
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, andy

Added on: September 1, 2017