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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The West Coast jazz-evoking album jacket of Young the Giant's self-titled debut doesn't exactly paint an accurate picture of the California quintet's breezy modern rock sound, but it does complement it quite nicely. Here's a band signed to a heavy metal label, whose music is anything but, and which actually excels through recurring shows of subtlety, not force. That's not to say Young the Giant don't know how to rock; tracks like "My Body," "Garands," and "St. Walker" plug the guitars in and crank them up to that "tough but hooky" sweet spot inhabited by the Kings of Leon and sometimes even My Morning Jacket (whose producer, Bo Koster, adds keyboards to several cuts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
The West Coast jazz-evoking album jacket of Young the Giant's self-titled debut doesn't exactly paint an accurate picture of the California quintet's breezy modern rock sound, but it does complement it quite nicely. Here's a band signed to a heavy metal label, whose music is anything but, and which actually excels through recurring shows of subtlety, not force. That's not to say Young the Giant don't know how to rock; tracks like "My Body," "Garands," and "St. Walker" plug the guitars in and crank them up to that "tough but hooky" sweet spot inhabited by the Kings of Leon and sometimes even My Morning Jacket (whose producer, Bo Koster, adds keyboards to several cuts here). But it's dreamier fare like opener "Apartment," "Guns Out," and the vaguely Hawaiian "Strings" that really pricks the ears like Fleet Foxes-lite (or may Nada Surf 2.0): all soothing murmurs and sumptuous warm melodies -- minus about a million multi-tracked parts. The band really only gets into trouble when "I Got," "Cough Syrup," and a few other tunes float dangerously close to the Coldplay clouds, saving face only by the skin of their teeth. (Another track, "Your Side," has nothing but guest keyboards from Jellyfish alum Roger Manning Jr. to recommend it.) Nevertheless, there's an unquestionably seductive flow about Young the Giant's debut that's sure to lure in many wandering postmodern rock children, looking for alternatives beyond the same old blockbuster bands name-checked above.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861780623
  • Catalog Number: 178062
  • Sales rank: 24,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Apartment (3:56)
  2. 2 My Body (4:05)
  3. 3 I Got (4:22)
  4. 4 Cough Syrup (4:10)
  5. 5 God Made Man (4:48)
  6. 6 12 Fingers (4:17)
  7. 7 Strings (4:12)
  8. 8 Your Side (3:52)
  9. 9 Garands (4:07)
  10. 10 St. Walker (4:09)
  11. 11 Islands (4:06)
  12. 12 Guns Out (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Young the Giant Primary Artist
Roger Manning Keyboards
Sean Fischer Cello
Bo Koster Keyboards
Eric Cannata Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Ehson Hashemian Keyboards, Vocals
Jacob Tilley Guitar, Group Member
Payam Doostzadeh Bass, Group Member
Sameer Gadhia Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Francois Comtois Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Joe Chiccarelli Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Bill Mims Engineer
Mike Daly Composer
Lars Fox Engineer
Ben Adelson Management
Ian Kirkpatrick Engineer, Additional Production
Young the Giant Composer, Producer
Jeffrey Hasson Booking
Drew Simmons Management
Ehson Hashemian Composer
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