With Cavalier Youth, You Me At Six opt for a more radio friendly alternative rock sound in the
same vein as their second effort Hold Me Down. This is a bit of a comedown from the more punk
inspired direction they went in with Sinners Never Sleep and the band lose themselves in some
derivative pop rock tunes. 'Room to Breathe' however is a standout as it returns to the band's
harder rock sound and 'Cold Night' is a pop song done right though the band should really stick to
what they do best as this is a very playing-it-safe album.
I really don't understand all the hate that this album gets. "Room To Breathe" is arguably the best song YMA6 has ever done and features an astonishingly great Dead Letter Circus-vibe. Also "Win Some, Lose Some" is an excellent track plus "Wild Ones" marks the best closer in a long, long while. Then we have tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9 who are just hella fun and bring spring right into your minds....idk. Ultimately there is just so little filler material (10, 11) that I would strongly recommend you to give Cavalier Youth another spin or two. Blend out the name(s) and reputation, just for once.