Album Review: Young Legionnaire - 'Crisis Works'

An extension to the original collaboration and we're thrilled they got carried away

What began as a single-track collaboration for Yourcodenameis:milo’s ‘Print Is Dead’ sessions now finds itself 12 tracks deep and burnt to polycarbonate. Formed during the respective hiatuses of Paul Mullen’s The Automatic and Gordon Moakes’ Bloc Party, Young Legionnaire are forging their own path with this elegantly forceful record.

‘Chapter, Verse’ crunches heavy under the weight of its own dissonance as Mullen’s vocal lines transform it into a proper post-rock singalong, while ‘Nova Scotia’ throbs like a lost gem from ‘Silent Alarm’. This could have been a vanity effort to prove their worth, but instead they prove that not only does crisis work – so does collaboration.

Jen Long

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7 / 10

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