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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Michigan/Ohio indie rock band led by Mat Kerkes was produced by Will Yip.
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In the Middle of it All
And in the middle of it all And in the middle of it all And in the middle of it all And in the middle of it all And in the middle of it all And in... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 90
    Upon first listen, the album may not seem like the next step in the band’s career but upon further inspection, the album feels like the next necessary move. Mat Kerekes vocals really shine through on this record as they always do. This is definitely something to listen to if you enjoy Run For Cover Records bands or Citizen.
  2. 80
    There are minor lulls here, but enough highs to majorly please.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    It all combines to make Citizen’s gloomiest, most atmospheric record yet--and also one of the most disturbing of the year so far. It’s a memorable journey.
  4. Kerrang!
    Oct 11, 2017
    80
    [The] band's most atmospheric music to date. [14 Oct 2017, p.52]
  5. 75
    The band’s strongest set of songs to date. Between the increased production, the reaching-slightly-too-far aspiration, and sharper focus, AYP comes closest to fulfilling the promise shown since Citizen’s inception.
  6. Oct 5, 2017
    70
    As You Please can sometimes come across as overly dour, but Citizen are masters of uneasiness and wield that power like a sword.
  7. Oct 5, 2017
    50
    The thing with As You Please is that while it feels uneventful, it also seems like Citizen might be just on the edge of a breakthrough.

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  1. May 31, 2018
    9
    Citizen successfully experiments with new punk/emo fusion sounds with their spacey and gloomy release 'As You Please'. Some songs on the albumCitizen successfully experiments with new punk/emo fusion sounds with their spacey and gloomy release 'As You Please'. Some songs on the album are so catchy you almost believe to have heard them before; not from reoccurence, but recognition. Expand