The Good Youth is the second studio album by British alternative rock band Blitz Kids and was released on 17 January 2014. It is the first full feature album through the new label Red Bull Records.[1][2]

The Good Youth
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Studio album by
Released20 January 2014 (2014-01-20)
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock, pop punk
LabelRed Bull Records
Blitz Kids chronology
Vagrants & Vagabonds
(2011)
The Good Youth
(2014)

Composition and lyricsEdit

The band themselves have described the sound of the albums as being a "better" album compared to their previous efforts.[2]

When they streamed the full album on the Rocksound website, they described every tracks meanings, all of which are based around being an inspiring album.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Bring The Noise8/10[4]
Ourzonemag9/10[5]

Bring the Noise reviewer Tamsyn Wilce praised the album's range of power and soft elements, along with the cooperation of the vocals and the guitar riffs, although criticized the song Pinnacle for the poor use of vocals and "strange synths in the background", however went on to review the rest of the album positively. The review placed them along the likes of Mallory Knox, Anberlin and The Blackout.[4]

Ourzonemags review called the album a mixture of "anthemic rock" and "pop-infused", calling them a completely different band, stating while the band has changed, there are still elements of their previous efforts still there.[5]

Track listingsEdit

All tracks are written by Blitz Kids[3].

No.TitleLength
1."All I Want Is Everything"3:54
2."Run For Cover"3:17
3."On My Own"3:08
4."Sometimes"3:55
5."Keep Swinging"3:35
6."Long Road"4:36
7."Sold My Soul"3:09
8."Perfect"3:39
9."Pinnacle"3:33
10."Title Fight"2:46
11."Roll the Dice"3:34
12."The Sound of a Lost Generation"4:01

Deluxe EditionEdit

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."All I Want Is Everything"3:54
2."Run For Cover"3:17
3."On My Own"3:08
4."Sometimes"3:55
5."Keep Swinging"3:35
6."Long Road"4:36
7."Sold My Soul"3:09
8."Perfect"3:39
9."Pinnacle"3:33
10."Title Fight"2:46
11."Roll the Dice"3:34
12."The Sound of a Lost Generation"4:01
13."Regret"2:40
14."I Don't Mind"3:51
15."Sometimes" (Hadouken! remix)4:52
16."Pinnacle" (CLASS remix)4:06
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."In The Studio Documentary" 
2."Another World" 
3."On My Own" 
4."Run For Cover" 
5."Sometimes" 

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak position
UK Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums 5[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BLITZ KIDS GO SKYDIVING". Rocksound.com. Rocksound. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Ruth. "Blitz Kids unleash their new album The Good Youth". Redbull.com. Red Bull. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Band Of The Week: Blitz Kids". Rocksound.com. Rocksound. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b Wilce, Tamsyn. "ALBUM REVIEW: Blitz Kids – The Good Youth". Bringthenoiseuk.com. Bring the Noise UK. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b Rob. "Blitz Kids - The Good Youth [ALBUM] review". Ourzonemag.com. Ourzonemag. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ "2014 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive 1st February 2014". OfficialCharts.com. Official Charts. Retrieved 2 February 2014.