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Released: 26.03.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite a healthy penchant for challenging expectations, as revealed across three previous albums, Citizen have often been reductively labelled ’emo’. That said, given the Ohio three-piece’s proclivity for peppering percussive rhythms with angsty confessions, it’s not hard to see why. Filigreed with moody textures and grungy flourishes, their intriguing oeuvre threads a deftly spun collage of eclectic influences into anthems that are meticulously calibrated for maximum oomph.

Playing largely to that strength, this fourth record – which, from the angular riffs of Death Dance Approximately right on through to Edge of The World’s effervescent crescendo, finds the band more juiced than on 2017’s bleaktastic As You Please – reaffirms Citizen’s commitment to perpetual evolution, whilst also staying true to their punk-esque pith.

 

 

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