Gang of Youths   Angel in Realtime
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 2022
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2.5 averageGene Gol CONTRIBUTOR | March 4th 22

I am still very much baffled by the appeal of Gang of Youths. Most of their work sounds like superficial hard rock with lyrics trying too hard (rock) to come off as meaningful. And now they've reached Titus Andronicus levels of cocksure ambition barely ever meeting their set heights. It's a generic rock album with a decent tune here and there, a clever lyrical twist occasionally, a nice riff once in a while. That's about it.

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2.5 averagefog CONTRIBUTOR | March 5th 22

Contrived and limp. Dropping some of the
bombast and energy of GFIL is a mistake;
there's an attempt to create an idealized
version of events that falls flat without the
support of some muscle.


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3.8 excellentErwann S. STAFF | February 28th 22

Still grandiloquent af, still earnest tho. The balance between these two components sometimes tend towards the sappy - "Brothers" only pulls off its emotional weight through lyrics, musically nothing happens - but when the "big songs" are matched with a big songwriting - "angel of 8th ave", "tend the garden", "in the wake of your leave", it's a winner.

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3.5 greatimpeachnixon | January 17th 23

this is a hard album to rate. the lyrics were very impactful and did make me tear up a few different times, but the instrumentation felt really theatrical at times (by which i mean some songs felt like they would have fit perfectly into, like, dear evan hansen). definitely had some highlights and some lowlights but overall felt a little generic at points.

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5.0 classicLOE | March 5th 22

Meant to smash 5 - instant classic album that does basically exactly what i want from my favorite albums.

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3.5 greatajcollins15 | March 2nd 22

2017?s ?Go Farther in Lightness? was the first album I truly ever reviewed, and it was one of the albums that really blew me away early on. Today it still sits in my heart as one of my favorite albums to come out in the last 5 years. So, when the hype started to build for this new album, I was curious to see where they go; especially since it?s been about five years since GFiL. When last year's ?Total Serene? was released let?s say I was not exactly excited, if not a straight-up disappointment. Now that we have the album however I think those singles in the context of the album fit nicely. The explorative and explosive lyrics on top of the lush rock instrumentation create a great listen. But still, there are tracks on here that I don?t particularly like. Plus the sonic landscape of the album feels a little bogged down by something. Still, a solid release for the band, and maybe through the months this will grow on me if I continue to listen to it.

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3.5 greatlz41 | March 1st 22

After two wonderfully emotionally over-wrought albums, Gang of Youths pull a move that's
both surprising and in keeping with their pain-and-love-Springsteen-U2-kids-in-a-garage
ethos: a slower, mellower and (only occasionally) Islander-inflected elegy to singer Dave
Le'aupepe's deceased father. While it never threatens to reach the heights of "The
Positions" or "Go Farther in Lightness", the exploration of new avenues on "Angel in
Realtime" shows that Gang of Youths have negotiated their nascent superstardom and the
departure of guitarist Joji Malani to move towards the next stage of their sound.

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4.0 excellentalexslavco | February 22nd 22

Based on singles, this should be great

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