LIFE IN RE­VIEW

The story of You Me At Six, as told through their Ker­rang! al­bum grad­ings of old…

Kerrang! (UK) - - Cover Story -

take off your colours (2008)

“You Me At Six have the balls, the brains and the songs… [This] runs the gamut from emo­tive, an­gu­lar post-hard­core angst to su­per-mas­sive, poppy, hook-laden cho­ruses. YMAS are the only new Bri­tish band you need to be both­ered about this year.”

hold me down (2010)

“This looks set to be the al­bum to steer them on to new hori­zons. It’s a seis­mic shift in tone, fo­cus and ap­proach, yet re­strained enough to de­light their fan base. It’s not so much the songs them­selves that im­press, but how much it shows YMAS are grow­ing.”

sin­ners never sleep (2011)

“Death, fam­ily, ma­tu­rity and rage – no longer do YMAS write solely about par­ties. Will this work? Or will fans turn their back? The for­mer, most cer­tainly. But it’s likely this record will also come to be seen as a bridge from the old to the new in their ca­reer.”

cav­a­lier youth (2014)

“This is a record of are­na­sized pro­por­tions. This is no longer pop-punk, and no longer the half­way house be­tween old and new YMAS. In­stead, this is soar­ing rock with melodies de­signed to be sung back by huge crowds. Welcome to their brave new world.”

night peo­ple (2017)

“Yes, pre­vi­ous YMAS al­bums may have boasted ma­tu­rity, but at times Night Peo­ple is so grown up it’s ap­ply­ing for a mort­gage and wear­ing loafers. Yet for all this time spent in Grownupsville, Night Peo­ple feels most alive when the band let a lit­tle youth­ful­ness in.”

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