Opening track “All I Want Is Everything” is a pretty bold sounding statement, a tad greedy even, but it becomes clear that this is a quality, radio friendly pop-rock tune. Despite being released in January, this song shines like a Summers day. They can want everything and more when they offer us songs like this in return.
The albums two lead singles follow on from here back to back. “Run For Cover” is a more up tempo indie rock number, huge gang-vocal assisted chorus and bursting with a real feel good factor, while “On My Own”, despite maintaining the candy coated vocals of front-man Joe James, contains some meatier guitar work throughout the track, exposing Blitz Kids’ rockier side.
“Keep Swinging” finds itself smack bang in the middle of sounding like what a collaboration, between COLDPLAY and THE KILLERS would result in, should that ever happen, before “Long Road” eases off into a soft rock ballad, a lovely song indeed.
“Perfect” and “Regret” are big bold numbers that no doubt get people moving during live shows, especially the latter, before “I Don’t Mind” ends things on a deeper, more sombre tone, but far from miserably.
To suggest that this is one of the albums of the year so early into 2014, would be a confident claim to make at the very least, but Blitz Kids have released a real gem here. Big, big things in the future for this lot. Good Youth. Good Job. 
Download: “Run For Cover”, “Perfect”
"The Good Youth" is available for download here; https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-good-youth-deluxe-edition/id763696405