You Me At Six

VI

Classic Rock - - Reviews -

You Me At

Six have been sniff­ing around the Wem­b­ley Are­nas of this world for some time now. Af­ter play­ing around with their sound on 2017’s Night Peo­ple, their sixth al­bum puts even more em­pha­sis on shiny power pop and aero­dy­namic cho­ruses. As a re­sult, VI aligns the band just as much with the likes of Paramore and Don Broco as Kasabian or Biffy Clyro, while en­com­pass­ing ev­ery­thing that’s both great and dead-eyed about sta­dium rock.

On one hand you’ve got Fast For­ward, a con­fi­dent call to arms, plus the end­lessly fun 3AM and Mir­a­cle In The Mourn­ing, which will unite even the nose­bleed tiers in fist-pump­ing eu­pho­ria. Else­where, though, while IOU and Dan­ger are in­ces­santly catchy, glit­ter­ing amid high-end pro­duc­tion, they feel as soul­less as the vast stages they’re des­tined for.

Per­haps VI is a cyn­i­cal move, but it’ll keep YMA6 at the top of rock’s up­per ech­e­lons for years to come.

Dan­nii leivers

Sta­dium rock­ers pop things up a notch.

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