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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British rock band led by Josh Franceschi was produced by Neal Avron.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2014
    80
    A major breakthrough beckons. [Mar 2014, p.120]
  2. Whereas Sinners... felt transitional, Cavalier Youth feels thorough; these tracks are freshly waxed and radio-ready.
  3. Kerrang!
    Jan 28, 2014
    80
    It's the sound of an already good band driving themselves to become greater, determined to not only maintain their impressive momentum, but also to head beyond where they've already been. [18 Jan 2014, p.52]
  4. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    The album is consistently tuneful, yet also pile-driving and monolithic.
  5. 60
    They’re ultimately relatable and endearing enough, even though the most jaded of listeners will still roll their eyes at the smarmy nostalgia (“Too Young To Feel This Old”) and new-era YOLO sentimentality.
  6. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    These huge, glorious, shining songs--are a step in the right direction.
  7. Jan 28, 2014
    20
    Their fourth album, all formulaic riffs, festival-friendly choruses and timeworn sentiments (Too Young to Feel This Old, Be Who You Are), is corporate alt-rock at its most pedestrian.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    YMAS have delivered an amazing new album full with great songs. it is quite a different album then their previous works most notable sinnersYMAS have delivered an amazing new album full with great songs. it is quite a different album then their previous works most notable sinners never sleep was a lot heavier album but cavalier youth does have some big rock songs like room to breathe and lived a lie. The only downside IMO is that the songs aren't that varied in tone when compared with older albums. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2014
    6
    Despite heralding a heavy, interesting sound, "Cavalier Youth" is arguably the worst album You Me At Six have released yet, its dull,Despite heralding a heavy, interesting sound, "Cavalier Youth" is arguably the worst album You Me At Six have released yet, its dull, forgettable lyrics and complete lack of direction almost makes it a pain to listen to. Expand