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  • Summary: This is the fourth full-length studio release for the British post-rock instrumental band.
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  1. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    Fair Youth is the perfect example of how to get post-rock instrumental music right.
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    70
    While it might leave your average post-rock fan will crave a bit of misery, Fair Youth is an undeniably engaging listen.
  3. Sep 12, 2014
    70
    Despite the energy and marching delivery, the band's musings often ring quite delicate. They're never fragile, however.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    60
    Accomplished again, then, and greatly engrossing throughout. It’s just lacking that crucial aspect of singular appeal to stand aside from a fiercely competitive pack.
  5. Kerrang!
    Sep 15, 2014
    60
    Sure, it's hard to tell some of the more sombre tracks apart, but if it's complex, squishy emotions you're after, Maybeshewill are definitely speaking your language. [16 Aug 2014, p.54]
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    58
    The very things that inspired Maybeshewill to make music in the first place--social unrest and robust melodies--are both absent on Fair Youth, and there isn’t a whole lot left to take their place.
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