Album Review: "Ongoing Dispute" by Yung (7/10)


Producer: Neil R. Young

Tour-fried following their debut full-length A Youthful Dream, and after years of EPs catching up to them, Yung took their time with this sophomore album. Fronted by Mikkel Holm SilkjЊr, the disparate tastes of the four members of the Scandi band span the gamut of punk, pop, rock and metal. Any consensus among them is hard won, but each manages to voice his own full-throated argument across these nine tracks. With all of the heady jostle and clamber you want, there’s a deft finesse of the interminable tension too, as they claim and relinquish the spotlight in turns to deliver what’s more of an ongoing negotiation than dispute. – Lindsay Gingerich