• Record Label: Mercury
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2009
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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 8 out of 34

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  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    This album is a masterpiece. Do I really need to say much more? The pinnacle of great Indie-Rock, tied in with the deep, emotional and figurative style of "Atticus" and "Sometimes", this album offers everything. Every song, a likeable and catchy tune with the constant feeling of an album that has been made with genius, mastery and professionalism. It is rare that an album comes along withThis album is a masterpiece. Do I really need to say much more? The pinnacle of great Indie-Rock, tied in with the deep, emotional and figurative style of "Atticus" and "Sometimes", this album offers everything. Every song, a likeable and catchy tune with the constant feeling of an album that has been made with genius, mastery and professionalism. It is rare that an album comes along with which every song is brilliant; this is one of those rare examples, and should be one of the albums on your Indie list. To go with it are an amazingly artistic guitarist and an amazing Amy-Winehouse-esque singer Shoniwa. This is a band that really knows their stuff, and have produced two according albums in consequence. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. If not quite the cohesive, brilliant whole it should be, Wild Young Hearts is an impressive sum of beautifully executed parts.
  2. It's an LP wrought for enjoyment, and whichever peers it name-checks, whichever influences it acknowledges, it meets its remit with flair.
  3. Leaving behind the soul-infused, gutter-punk leanings of their debut, this desperately craves the attentions of the MOR indie mainstream in a way so steeped in bathos that the over-produced sheen of the car-ad soundtracking title track shines less like superstar diamonds and more like sun off a bald man’s head.