Eat Your Young - TOTALLY GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT
FILTER Grade: 76%
By Bailey Pennick on November 12, 2012
After the release of its 2008 debut Bodies of Water, Minneapolis synth-pop trio Solid Gold became well known in the scene for its unique brand of falsetto-filled electronic ballads dripping with glam rock influences. It certainly caught the ear of GAYNGS’ Ryan Olson, who readily signed the band to his indie label (also the home of Poliça). After all of this waiting and anticipation for a follow-up, Eat Your Young doesn’t really get interesting until it’s almost over. After several dragging tracks full of emotionless wailing (“Shock Notice,” “Nice Flight”), the title track finally reminds us why there was so much buzz about Solid Gold in the first place: beautifully layered vocals, interlocking synth lines and infectious beats. While the last four tracks show the band at their best, it’s too little too late to save the entire album from mild disappointment.