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Youth of Today

Youth of Today: We're Not in This AloneWe're Not in This Alone (1988)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: FuckYouOiOiOiFuckYouOiOiOi
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The first time I listened to this album I was in my room, lying on my bed. After the second song I was up and slam dancing. Trust me, I am not making this up. That's the first and only time an album has inspired me to slam dance. This album has that classic `80s hardcore sound that we all know and l.
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The first time I listened to this album I was in my room, lying on my bed. After the second song I was up and slam dancing. Trust me, I am not making this up. That's the first and only time an album has inspired me to slam dance. This album has that classic `80s hardcore sound that we all know and love. It's fast, loud (even when the volume is low), in your face, aggresive, and energetic as fuck. Also, the incredibly shitty production makes it even more raw and personal. This is truly a fucking amazing album; I'm gonna say it's the best hardcore album ever made (I know I'm gonna get a lot of shit for that, but fuck it). It's even better than Minor Threat (and if you like them, you'll fucking love this shit!).

Every song is just as fast and energetic as the last (it never slows down) and, although I'm reluctant to do this, the three standout (most memorable) songs are: "Flame Still Burns," "No More," and "Live Free;," the latter features inspiring lyrics such as:

Waving your flag a blind patriot
can no longer see cause your eyes are shut
love it or leave it is your sentiment
instead of working for improvement
but I want to live free!
Goddamn how I love this album. Do yourself a favor and buy this. At the very least, download it (if you do that, make sure you download every song). Just don't do yourself a diservice by not hearing this. It is truly something you have to listen to yourself; there is no way to capture the energy of this in a review. Why the FUCK don't bands sound like this anymore goddammit??

 

 
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JLS0903 (August 2, 2006)

Okay - The album is AMAZING - and I'm not just saying that because my picture is on the back. Who knew that????????

Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

to those who said Youth Of Today was such a generic name, i'm guessing that they dont know that's what the band meant to do. they lived in an era were people said Hardcore was generic, so the band tried to come up with the most generic band name ever and that's how the band came to be known as Youth Of Today.

Long Live sXe, Fuck Hardliners and fuck militant sXe assholes!!!!

Anonymous (November 1, 2005)

If you flip the album over, the girl with the Mickey Mouse shirt on the side of the stage is Jana Smalley from Scituate, Mass.
woohooo...hey Jana!

FuckYouOiOiOi (November 1, 2005)

I never called Moby a hippy. And his veganism is the only thing I like about him. I said he was a doucebag who makes shitty music.

housewrecker (November 1, 2005)

Yeah, where is superdude? And Mr. Reviewer, are you praising YOT (vegetarian straight-edgers) here but calling Moby a hippy in another post because he's straight-edge and vegetarian??? I'm confused.

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

i like shelter.

dont look at me like that.

wyzo

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

Note to self: NEVER slam dance OR make mention to the term.

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

Ways to make this review better:

1. Fucking add more fucking cursing because it's fucking punk fucking rock to fucking curse a fucking lot in a fucking written review.

-An unfunny version of superdude until the actual superdude shows up

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

Buh-nuh!

"WE'RE FAGS!"

housewrecker (October 31, 2005)

Me. You. Youth. Crew.

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

still one of the greatest records
bad brains are also great

Anonymous (October 31, 2005)

Hmmm... kind of like:

"I'm sorry it took me so long." -Adam Lazarra

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

Best opening of ANY album ever. "WE'RE BACK!!!!"-Ray Cappo

stevejonestherealbones (October 30, 2005)

i guess its not really surprising, but Fuckyouoioioi has potty mouth

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Russe11 (October 30, 2005)

I thought it was a good review.

dazed (October 30, 2005)

This is a pretty damn great album, my personal favorite from YOT. "Wake up and liiiiiiiiiiiive!"

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

If I didn't think Ray Cappo and sXe were so fucking laughable...I'd probably like YOT more.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

Pass the dutchie on the left hand side!

Nick_V (October 30, 2005)

Excellent album.

Anyone here heard Ray Cappo's spoken-word CD?

"I got to meet a lot of famous scene people, including Pushead. I was kind of disappointed, I was hoping that Pushead would look more like his artwork..."

lushj (October 30, 2005)

This album gets an 8 only cause "Break Down The Walls" is an 11 and "Can't Close My Eyes" has "Me - You - Youth - Crew!" Even the "Disengage" single is a 6.5/7.

P.S.- I'm selling the YOT "Take A Stand (Live)" LP on ebay if anyone's interested.

P.P.S.- I always hated that the band felt they had to re-mix & re-package these records again and again.

P.P.P.S.- Dude, this review... yikes! At least use the initials NYHC in there somewhere, even if they were from Connecticut!

Dante3000 (October 30, 2005)

Tell, not tall...Way to fuck it up homeboy.
-Dante

Dante3000 (October 30, 2005)

This band is awful!
They have so many problems it's not even worth pointing out.
Don't believe me? Ask any senior citizen and they can tall you what's wrong with Youth of Today.
-Dante

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

I've never heard that single. All I know is that they were fucking awesome Japanese hardcore.

-Will

TheOneTrueBill (October 30, 2005)

Gayrilla Biscuits are so much better.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

sellllouuuuuuuts.

smoke some more weed,
bryan styles

joeg (October 30, 2005)

lip cream? will! i'm disappointed in you :(

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000056B49/qid=11307 03255/sr=11-1/ref=sr_11_1/103-7542954-7863049

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

youth of today is great

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

"youth of today is pretty good but sorry, the bad brains roir sessions makes this band look silly."

About a kajillion bands make this band look silly. Fuck, they make themselves look silly...

Void? The Neos? Lip Cream? Conflict? Minor Threat? The list is almost literally endless. This band is so overrated, but they're a good band, so I don't mind it that much.

-Will

sallyjesse (October 30, 2005)

please, for the love of hardcore, dont download anything off this album. just go to the damn record store and buy it, like everyone else had to do before the technological revolution that's ruining music began.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

did anybody see that pop rock band mcfly wearing Youth Of Today T-shirts in one of their videos, they must have costume dressers for themselves! as also a pop band group called liberty x had Youth Of Today Tees on wow, how lame, and man my TV sucks for that.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

i slightly prefer bread down the walls, but this is still damn good. if you're looking for bands that still have this sound, check out Lights Out, especially the album "get out" on youngblood records.

for the guy who's having trouble with the youth of today discography, here it is:
can't close my eyes - 1985, first it was an EP, but the re-issue has a ton of tracks so now it's a 14 track album
break down the walls - 1986, the first "real" album, my favorite
we're not in this alone - 1988, second "real" album, almost as good as the last
youth of today EP (aka disengage 7") - 1990, 3 song EP released posthumously, probably their weakest release

joeg (October 30, 2005)

"I'm gonna say it's the best hardcore album ever made"

youth of today is pretty good but sorry, the bad brains roir sessions makes this band look silly.

rkl (October 30, 2005)

great album, horrible review. thanks for not telling anyone about the album. no one cares about you slam dancing into your mark hoppus temple if you dont include any fucking descriptions.

gladimnotemo (October 30, 2005)

So, is this their second album? I cannot figure out this band's discography, for the life of me. Regardless, they are killer.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

Saw it in the review column: SWEET!
Looked at who reviewed it: I'm not reading this.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

i agree with jello, what a stupid generic name for a band

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

youth of today = 73|-| 5|_|>

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

"The first time I listened to this album I was in my room, laying on my bed."

Proofread please: objects lay and people lie.

psychoos231 (October 30, 2005)

About time this band got a review. good shite

etwiels88 (October 30, 2005)

Old skoo

hobbitcore (October 30, 2005)

Why the FUCK don't bands sound like this anymore goddammit??

are you serious?! did you miss the 582 bands right now that sound EXACTLY like this?

FuckYouOiOiOi (October 30, 2005)

With Honor really doesn't sound like this.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

PS- There are plenty of recent bands that sound exactly like this and are doing the exact same thing. With Honor, anyone? This style of hardcore is almost as played out and corny as moshXcore or whatever.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

Better than Minor Threat? Not at all. They are faster and not as distinctly melodic. They sound more like a cleaned up early era Agnostic Front style band than anything out of DC.

That said, when it comes to the youth crew era, these guys basically ruled all. This album is awesome, my favorite song being "Put It Aside."

-Will

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

HAHAHA yeh i love that, 530 916 mothafukas

colton (October 30, 2005)

Slam dancing is not the right phrase, but whatever, we get the point.

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

"Flaming Ass Still Burns" by Gayrilla Biscuits

Homos are rad, heteros lame
Thought I went straight but the gayness remains
And my gay ass will keep on BURNING STRONG
Yes I will continue to SUCK DONG....GAY!

-Ken

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