In Between - Young Prisms
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  • Summary: Monte Vallier produced the second release for the San Francisco-based alternative rock band.
  • Record Label: Kanine Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    On In Between they ditch any SY trappings and go full shoegaze, removing much of the energy and dialing the tempos down to mid. It works really well, allowing the band to create a mood of wistful, well-produced melancholy that builds and builds until the album ends in a swirl of barely expressed emotion and guitar clatter.
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    76
    Several voices are at play on San Francisco quintet Young Prisms' second album, yet all find proportion evenly awash in its blurred shoegaze swirl.
  3. 70
    There are still instances where Young Prisms reaches back to their old method, but the undeniable presence of growth gives their old ideas a fresh spin.
  4. Apr 3, 2012
    60
    While groping for a consistent aesthetic, Young Prisms provide moments of delightful ascent, only to seemingly let their worse angels drag them back into staid, self-inflicted sludge.
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    60
    In Between still contains its predecessor's youthful spirit, if not exactly matching its energy. It's evident that replacing those muddling walls of noise with a cleaner, distinct, and more organized approach to songwriting hasn't affected the band's knack for capturing the melody and feel of early shoegaze.
  6. Apr 20, 2012
    60
    It's easy to get the sense that the intent is to let the jangling shoegaze wash over you, and if some of the lyrics stick, that's fine. But that's the thing-- they rarely do, and neither do several of the songs.