They sound like a lot of bands you probably like. Does it add up into something great?
6.0 / 10.0
The Young’s biggest issue is implied with their name—lack of life experience. “The Young” suggests a readiness to explore new concepts, but it also says that the band might not be the best folks to explore new ground. On Dub Egg, the Young try to combine classic rock with shoegaze, and they don’t seem to know how to make the connection besides putting rock songs and shoegaze songs on the same album. It doesn’t help that none of the song are standouts, or are worth going out of your way to check out.
With that said, it’s kind of cute to hear these guys work their way through their influences, and there’s enough promise shown in individual moments of certain songs to keep me from writing off the band as a whole(“Livin’ Free”, “Dance With the Ramblers”). When these kids figure out their sound, they will be forces to reckon with—though a name change will likely be necessary by that point.