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Mid Youth Crisis

Mid Youth Crisis: Happiness AuthorityHappiness Authority (1997)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: aussiepride
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Mid Youth Crisis, a now defunct 5 piece hardcore outfit hailing from Melbourne, Australia deliver a stunning, thought provoking album in Happiness and Authority. The abrasive yet melodic style perfectly complements the incredibly eloquently written lyrics. Unlike the simplistic political views of ma.



Mid Youth Crisis, a now defunct 5 piece hardcore outfit hailing from Melbourne, Australia deliver a stunning, thought provoking album in Happiness and Authority. The abrasive yet melodic style perfectly complements the incredibly eloquently written lyrics. Unlike the simplistic political views of many bands, M.Y.C (formerly One Inch Punch) are true social commentaors with beatifully written lyrics.

Mid Youth Crisis tackle issues such as human nature and capitalism:
..........." Is not freedom the peace of mind to not tell or be told? Is not freedom a the peace of mind to not sell or be told? Freedom can't be a conviction to simple humanity. Humanity is not compassion or equality. It is but insatiability. Greed, greed." (Thieves Tyrants Cynics)
...........and identity and belonging:
........... "You can't explain your life but you want to explain, It's a substance crisis and its driving you insane, A drink or a hit or a cross on your hand, Just something to give you a purpose and, A character, a character to play." (Mid Youth Crisis).........

The superb lyrics are boosted by great singing and awesome, sometimes brutal, sometimes melodic guitar work. I would buy this album for the lyrics alone. One of the best bands to emerge from the thriving Australian hardcore scene this album is well worth obtaining.

 

 
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tk1174 (December 20, 2011)

The only record i've ever recorded that has made it on to 12" vinyl...I'm very proud of this record...
Trent

Anonymous (June 18, 2002)

I aggree with this review: Happiness and Authority is an awesome album. If you like it (and you should) check out my review of their earlier album Lost In What We Lack (back when they were called One Inch Punch). And run out and buy it before all copies are gone (already you can't get Happiness and Authority for love nor money)!

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

what the fuck is up with all the fucking whiners about bad fucking reviews, every comment now is like , "that review sucked", instead of fucking whining write your own review.
personnaly i don't care what the reviewer writes, i probably have a different opinion then him anyways,
i go check out the bands myself and then decide...

Anonymous (April 3, 2002)

How old are you seriously?The album is great, but the review sucks...

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