"Young New England" by Transit on iTunes

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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

80 Ratings

Different...but still Transit

Luke The Skoop,

Listen & Forgive was an absolutely phenomenal album from these guys that showed major improvement on all levels from their earlier work. So to say the least, my expectations were very high for Young New England. For the most part, it has lived up to them. There has definitly been a slight change in style again which is to be expected from each Transit release. This is overall softer and slower than any previous Transit album. This is ok though, because the new change in style is executed well. A good example of this is the single "Nothing Lasts Forever". A softer, catchier song than any previous openers, I hated it at first, but it's grown on me. The whole album has grown on me over all of the times I have listened to it actually, so give it a chance if you don't like it as much. One of the bigger changes exemplified in Young New England is the vocals have changed pretty substantially. Now they are sung in a lower key and it seems to be more in Joe's comfort range. I don't like this change as much because I previously loved the range in the older Transit records. However, it works pretty well for the change in style on the album. Overall, this may be a dissapointment to some Transit fans (it was to me at first). It's not as good as Listen & Forgive, but it's a really good album in itself if you give it a chance. Also, it's got a summer vibe to it so I'll be jamming it this Summer for sure.

A Really Good Album

Shane O'Donohue,

Transit's "Listen & Forgive" was by far one of the best albums of 2011, so the bar was set quite high for this new release. Despite it being a solid album, "Young New England" does not live up to the high expectations but is an excellent Transit nonetheless! Buy it and support a great band!

About Transit

Transit were formed in Boston, Massachusetts by vocalist Joe Boynton, drummer Daniel Frazier, bassist P.J. Jefferson, and guitarists Joseph Lacy and Tim Landers. Originally an emo band, the five-piece recorded 2007's Let It Out EP and its 2008 debut full-length, This Will Not Define Us, for Barrett Records. After a switch to Run for Cover, another two releases followed: 2009's Stay Home EP and 2010's Keep This to Yourself. Lacy left in 2011, to be replaced by Torre Cioffi on guitar, and the group's sound started to bend to match the indie pop trend. That year, they released Something Left Behind, and then moved to Rise Records for 2011's Listen & Forgive and 2013's Young New England. ~ Jason Lymangrover

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