Youth (Collective Soul album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2004
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge
ProducerEd Roland, Dexter Green
Collective Soul chronology
Seven Year Itch
From the Ground Up
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Blender3/5 stars [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+ [3]
PopMatters(nr) [4]

Youth is the sixth studio album by Collective Soul, released in November 2004. The album was the band's first on their own label, EL Music Group, after leaving Atlantic Records following the release of their greatest hits album, Seven Year Itch. The album contains a more balanced pop-rock sound than their previous albums Dosage and Blender.


After 2000's Blender both Ed and Dean Roland went through divorces. The band attempted to work through these circumstances and, according to Dean, at one point had enough material for two CD's. However said material was darker and the band wanted the songs to have "a more positive, 'light at the end of the tunnel'-type vibe " The band eventually scrapped the material and completely started over.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written by Ed Roland, except where noted.
1."Better Now"Dexter Green, Roland3:14
2."There's a Way"Green, Roland3:50
3."Home"Green, Roland3:57
4."How Do You Love?" 4:20
5."Him" 2:38
6."Feels Like (It Feels Alright)" 3:07
7."Perfect to Stay" 3:05
8."Counting the Days" 2:40
9."Under Heaven's Skies" 3:32
10."General Attitude" 4:00
11."Satellite" 3:24




Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 66


Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Counting the Days" Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
2005 "Better Now" Mainstream Rock Tracks 35
Adult Top 40 9
"How Do You Love?" Adult Top 40 16


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephenh Thomas. Youth at AllMusic
  2. ^ Blender review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly 11/19/04
  4. ^ PopMatters review, 01/17/05
  5. ^ "Interview: Collective Soul". Askmen. Retrieved March 21, 2013.