Hold On Now, Youngster - Los Campesinos!
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  • Summary: The debut album for the Cardiff, Wales-based indie rock band was produced by David Newfeld.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. A glockenspiel in a guitar band? Freshens up the sound, they think. And they're right.
  2. Recommending this album seems too light a course of action; requiring it may be more apt. Consider Hold on Now, Youngster...highly required, then.
  3. This debut is unusually taut and polished, with hooks, crescendos, and clever turns of phrase nearly always in the right place.
  4. Hold On Now, Youngster is the proverbial promising debut, brimming with attitude, ideas and oomph. We await their next move with interest.
  5. Chock-full of glockenspiel, keyboards, hand claps and boy-girl harmonies, Youngster is playful and fun.
  6. It's the sort of album that at times sounds like the group simply threw everything against the wall and hoped that something would stick. In many cases, it did, but in others it sounds like a raucous mess.
  7. Los Campesinos! are hyper-literate college kids out to make big statements from microcosmic situations, but the metaphors in the overly abstract lyrics often get away from Gareth and co-vocalist Aleks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12