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8.2

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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

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  1. 80
    What's most frightening is that, mighty as Desperate Youth... is, their real stone killer is probably yet to come. [Jul 2004, p.100]
  2. There are some amazing songs on Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, but overall it still feels like a transition[al] release of a group really trying to nail things.
  3. Their initial EP documented a band that sounded ready to take on the world – but the follow up just shows that the journey may take longer than expected.