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21st Century Liability is the debut studio album by British singer Yungblud. It was released on 6 July 2018 via Locomotion Recordings, Geffen Records and Interscope Records.[3][4][5] It features the promotional singles "21st Century Liability", "Psychotic Kids", "California" and proper lead single "Medication". In 2019, the track "Polygraph Eyes" was voted into Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2018 at No. 99.[6]

21st Century Liability
21st Century Liability (Artwork).jpg
Studio album by
Released6 July 2018 (2018-07-06)
Recorded2017–2018
GenreRap rock, alternative rock, indie pop, emo rap, electropop, ska
Length35:40
Label
Producer
Yungblud chronology
Yungblud
(2018)
21st Century Liability
(2018)
Yungblud (Unplugged)
(2018)
Singles from 21st Century Liability
  1. "21st Century Liability"
    Released: 4 May 2018
  2. "Psychotic Kids"
    Released: 25 May 2018
  3. "California"
    Released: 15 June 2018
  4. "Medication"
    Released: 3 July 2018
  5. "Kill Somebody"
    Released: 23 October 2018
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Independent3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang!4/5 stars
Musikexpress3.5/6 stars[2]

Contents

SinglesEdit

The title track was the first song released from the album. It was made available on 4 May 2018 and was described by Yungblud himself as "a song for misunderstood youth growing up in a world of anxiety, confusion and fear."[7] "Psychotic Kids", the next promotional single, was released on 25 May 2018.[8] Its official music video, directed by Adam Powell, was released on 11 June 2018.[9][10] On 15 June 2018 the album was made available for pre-order and the track "California" was released the same day as an instant grat.[11] "Medication" was premiered on 3 July 2018 on Zane Lowe's Apple Music radio show as the day's "World Record".[12][13] A music video for the track, also directed by Powell, was premiered via Billboard on 17 July 2018.[14][15][16]

Track listingEdit

Credits taken from Qobuz.[17]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Eulogy"Terefe0:30
2."Die for the Hype"
3:08
3."Doctor Doctor"
  • Harrison
  • Terefe
  • Katz
  • Nissley
  • Terefe
  • Sluggo
  • Russel
3:11
4."Medication"
  • Harrison
  • Terefe
  • Katz
  • Nissley
  • Terefe
  • Matt Schwartz
3:11
5."Machine Gun (F**k the NRA)"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
Schwartz3:13
6."Psychotic Kids"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
Schwartz2:47
7."Anarchist"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
Schwartz2:47
8."I Love You, Will You Marry Me"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
Schwartz2:57
9."Polygraph Eyes"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
Schwartz3:43
10."Kill Somebody"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
  • Terefe
  • Schwartz
  • Terefe
3:07
11."California"
  • Harrison
  • Terefe
  • Terefe
  • Schwartz
3:51
12."21st Century Liability"
  • Harrison
  • Schwartz
  • Terefe
  • Schwartz
  • Terefe
3:09
Total length:35:40

PerformersEdit

  • Dominic Harrison – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, electronics
  • Matt Schwartz – guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, programming, mixing (track 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)
  • Martin Terefe – guitars, bass guitar, keys

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 97
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19] 59
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[20] 168

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing region, versions, formats, labels, and references
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various 6 July 2018 [3]
13 July 2018 CD [21]
7 September 2018 Vinyl [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joe Goggins (4 July 2018). "Album reviews: Bodega's Endless Scroll, Tom Grennan's Lighting Matches and more".
  2. ^ André Bosse (5 July 2018). "Review: Yungblud - 21st Century Liability" (in German).
  3. ^ a b "21st Century Liability by YUNGBLUD". iTunes Store (United States). Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ Sam Taylor (6 July 2018). "Yungblud has released his debut album, '21st Century Liability' - check it out". Read Dork.
  5. ^ "Yungblud drops debut album '21st Century Liability'". Beat. 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/18/ Retrieved 27 January 2019
  7. ^ Al Newstead (4 May 2018). "First Spin: Yungblud's '21st Century Liability' is a filthy, bratty stomper". Triple J.
  8. ^ "Yungblud announces debut album, "21st Century Liability"; listen to new track now". ABC News Radio. 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ Geordie Gray (12 June 2018). "Yungblud releases gruesome video for Psychotic Kids".
  10. ^ "Yungblud Shares Video For "Psychotic Kids" Today". Universal Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ "UK Recording Artist Yungblud Releases New Song "California" Today". Universal Music Canada.
  12. ^ "UK Recording Artist Yungblud Releases 21st Century Liability This Friday, July 6". Universal Music Canada.
  13. ^ "Listen to "World Record: YUNGBLUD – "Medication"" posted by Zane Lowe". Apple Music. 3 July 2018.
  14. ^ Taylor Weatherby (17 July 2018). "YUNGBLUD Goes on a Bizarre Trip Thanks to 'Medication' in New Video: Premiere".
  15. ^ "Yungblud Shares Video For "Medication"". Artistdirect. 17 July 2018.
  16. ^ Maxamillion Polo (17 July 2018). "YUNGBLUD's Video for "Medication" Will Leave You Saying "What the F**k"". Ones to Watch. Live Nation.
  17. ^ "21st Century Liabiliyu – YUNGBLUD – Download and listen to the album". Qobuz.
  18. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #481". auspOp. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yungblud – 21st Century Liability" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Yungblud – 21st Century Liability" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  21. ^ "21st Century Liability by YUNGBLUD". Amazon (United Kingdom). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  22. ^ "YUNGBLUD Official Store". YUNGBLUD Official Store. Retrieved 25 July 2018.