Young the Giant

I can hardly buy albums anymore, because I usually end up liking the ONE SONG that got me to buy the album, and that’s about it.

So it was with some trepidation that I bought and began to work my way through Young the Giant’s self-titled album.

I decided to make the purchase after loving the song “Cough Syrup.” Sure, “Cough Syrup” and “My Body” may be the keys to get you into the rest of the album, but it turns out the other songs fully live up to the promise of the few that have come out as singles (or whatever the current equivalent is of the single).

“God Made Man,” “12 Fingers,” “Garands”…. There’s a lot of good stuff here.

I like their abstract lyrics. They might not make a whole lot of sense literally, but they capture emotion really well.

This has become my go-to album for the book I’m working on.

Some of their songs…