It used to be I would always stick to the notion that a bands sophomore release was never as strong as their debut. Certain bands these days are smashing that theory to pieces. In this case Diamond Youth has released “Orange” and to my surprised it is a complete upgrade from “Don’t Lose Your Cool.” With a perfect blend of friendly radio rock and indie, they have managed to grow so fast in such a short period of time. Infectious hooks, and brilliant musicianship are what make this album so damn wonderful.
Once again, Topshelf records has produced a wonderful package for all of us to enjoy. A beautiful single jacket is home to this clear orange LP and an awe inspiring, full color Lyrics insert. You couldn’t really ask for much more when it comes to the sound quality, vocals are crisp and clean, and every hit of the bass drum shakes the room. If you are on the fence about picking this up, you might be a little crazy.