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  • Summary: The Australian band's second album was produced by Wayne Connolly (The Vines) and includes their cover of Alphaville's "Forever Young."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 80
    That most welcome of albums: a great driving record that exquisitely soundtracks crushes and heartbreaks. [Feb 2007, p.89]
  2. Youth Group's poignant and thought-provoking lyrics and storytelling style have pushed the group into the emo bag, but with their incandescent music, they're far too glittering to be left with that label for long.
  3. Fans of transcendent and exact pop will delight in Casino Twilight Dogs. [#16, p.95]
  4. They wield massive choruses, stadium-ready production and the keening vocals of Toby Martin. [22 Feb 2007, p.80]
  5. This Youth Group record is a diluted version of already watered-down music; not only is it not as good as their first album, I’m not sure it’s as good as Keane’s first album.
  6. 40
    It's over-polished and lacks excitement. [Jun 2007, p.119]
  7. Just go buy an album that isn’t this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. wookieboy
    Feb 25, 2007
    Criminally under-rated
    Apr 3, 2007
    Say what you want, but I've been disappointed lately by the caliber of indie music that has been coming out in the past 12 months. For starters, it all sounds the same and the slow stuff just doesn't have that angst. But then a band like Youth Group comes along. Cross between Bright Eyes (last album), Album Leaf (atmospheric melodies), and 60's hippie pop (Simon & Garfunkel?). The music is transporting. I wasn't crazy about their previous album. I feel like they really spread their wings on this one. Expand
  3. polpol
    Feb 23, 2007
    Good boys growing up!
  4. AriM
    Feb 7, 2007
    I agree, It is not good as "Skeleton Jar" (of course is not) but it has very good songs like "daisychains" and "forever young", it's worth to buy it. Expand
  5. alanl
    Mar 13, 2007
    Skeleton Jar was surprising, Twilight Casino Dogs is... disappointing