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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Scottish indie rock trio was self-produced.
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  • Record Label: Fatcat Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock
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Erreur Humaine
Do you believe that our race has been run? if the answer is yes then please tell me who won. my heart still confused. questions no answers. the why... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 9, 2014
    80
    Without drastically cleaning up their act, the album turns in a subtler, more thoughtful take on some of the same contradictory themes of enthusiasm and bitterness that made their debut so enjoyable.
  2. May 9, 2014
    72
    If Youth Culture Forever runs the risk of alienating listeners who aren’t particularly interested in what young people have to say about anything, though, it’s a mark of the album’s endearing success that PAWS don’t seem to care.
  3. Alternative Press
    May 9, 2014
    70
    While often only feeling like baby steps forward from Cokefloat!, YCF's determined traces of progress makes it a very worthy successor. [Jun 2014, p.110]
  4. May 9, 2014
    70
    PAWS may never hit the heady heights of their more ear-friendly brethren, but they've created a record that's undeniably, unequivocally Scottish. And that in itself is an impressive feat.
  5. The Glasgow trio bring an almighty ruckus on second album Youth Culture Forever, building on the ear-splitting success of 2012 debut ‘Cokefloat!’ while discovering enough new shades of grey to give EL James a run for her money.
  6. Jun 9, 2014
    70
    It’s enlivening, inspiring, frustrating and maddening in equal measure--and you always wonder what’s coming next.
  7. Magnet
    May 19, 2014
    40
    'War Cry," the album's longest track at more than 11 minutes, sums up the band's problem with its blend of barely audible vocals and meandering guitar solos that go from metallic shredding to simple repeated clusters of notes without building much tension or release. [No. 109, p.59]
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