7digital What we said: “Pedestrian Verse”? Talk about a gift to critics: had Frightened Rabbits’ fourth studio offering been a dud, the headlines could have practically written themselves. Well, unlucky cynics: Selkirk’s finest appear to have effortlessly dodged the bullet by delivering an album that’s currently sending critics scrabbling for superlatives. Kicking off with a dusty piano lick and a killer couplet, opener ‘Acts Of Man’ builds into an epic, lighters-aloft, slow-burner, driven by cacophonous percussion, distorted guitars and swooning vocal harmonies, and sets the bar high for the rest of the record. Elsewhere there’s a bit of Biffy about the rousing chug of ‘The Woodpile’, and a smidgeon of Final Straw-era Snow Patrol in the spidery synth arpeggios of ‘Backyard Skulls’. All told, it’s a major label debut with “crossover success” written all over it.
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Acts Of Man (Explicit)
Late March, Death March (Explicit)
December's Traditions (Explicit)
State Hospital (Explicit)
Nitrous Gas (Explicit)
The Oil Slick