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|1. Death To Los Campesinos!|
|2. Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats|
|3. Don't Tell Me To Do The Math(s)|
|4. Drop It Doe Eyes|
|5. My Year In Lists|
|6. Knee Deep At ATP|
|7. This Is How You Spell 'Hahaha, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux-Romantics'|
|8. We Are All Accelerated Readers|
|9. You! Me! Dancing!|
|10. ...And We Exhale And Roll Our Eyes In Unison|
|11. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks|
|12. Bonus Hidden Track|
Los Campesinos - Hold on Now, Youngster [Limited Edition]
Like giving every member of Belle And Sebastian a dangerous dose of sherbet dip and Red Bull, slinging them into a Goodies sketch and equipping them only with the day-glo painted, left-over studio equipment from a Go Team! all-nighter: This is the frenzied atmosphere of the debut album from Los Campesinos - and it's the best shindig you'll hear on disc all year. From start to finish this is the sound of skinny cardigans covered in sweat and breathless exclamations from a bunch of South Wales accents with choppy haircuts gone awry from sprinting in the wind.
Lead singer, Gareth Campesinos, is obviously a person who has spent the last few years filling notepad after notepad with a bunch of ink-smeared observations on the trials of indie authenticity and provincial tedium, and the result here is a collection of wonderfully literate lyrics exalting the merits of ''decorating envelopes for foreplay' in Don't Tell Me To Do The Maths and the efforts of ''just turning your pain into piety'' on the supremely garrulous This Is How You Spell Ha Ha Ha We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux Romantics.
Guitars chime with barely-tuned relish with a backdrop miasma of whatever happened to be passing the studio door at the time. It feels like an invite to a party populated by people who read as much as they groove and by the time You, Me, Dancing! kicks in you'll feel the kind of exhilaration that usually only comes with a warm can of Red Stripe thrust into your hand by an attractive stranger at a house party.
This is a record as warm, fuzzy and slapdash as a photo album of you and your best mates favourite night out. Call it bookworm hedonism if you like. Ditch your reading glasses and join in immediately. --Robert Crossan
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If you love them you will have to buy it because it is a great poppy album that goes that right side of dark and this onscene childishness that playfully wraps itself around... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Lynton
This album was truly awesome! "you! me! dancing!" is a legendary track which will undoubtedly make anyone smile. Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2011 by AlexTurp
Love trying out new music, ordered this album off the back of the excellent reviews it gets on here. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2011 by Mokolpop
Los Camposinos are a good band, and some of the tunes on this album are really, really well done. These guys are talented, raw in places, but with an edge to the songs that makes... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2010 by G. Youngson
This is a fantastic album which has so much depth both musically and lyrically. Intelligent indi pop with hooks a plenty. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2008 by P. Davies
Los Campesinos! are a seven-piece (four boys and three girls) hailing from Cardiff. Their debut album Hold on Now Youngsters is an absolute indie party riot! Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2008 by Morris Day
i didnt know what i was getting myself into when i bought this, wasnt expecting the dualling male & female vocals but i love it. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2008 by daniel
seen the band play several times (including Glasonbury) and they just get better and better. This a great, feel-good, foot-tapping album I'd recommend to anyone. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2008 by P. Gilchrist