Fort Nightly - White Rabbits
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  • Summary: The debut record for the New York quintet includes two drummers and a piano player.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Rarely has the Inferno sounded this inviting.
  2. It's a great debut for a band with an impressive, distinctive sound.
  3. Pick of the bunch is 'March of the Camels,' which marries a doomy baseline with children's choir backing vocals, and exemplifies their gift for the surreal. [Apr 2008, p.117]
  4. What makes Fort Nightly rise above the dance-rock pack is an ear for writing immediately catchy songs.
  5. As lyrically eclectic and clever as it is musically, this is one fascinating album.
  6. The White Rabbits’ Fort Nightly hijacks the ear and never lets go as it saunters, bursts and recoils with a fusion of ska, tango tweaked guitar riffs and shouts edging toward desperation.
  7. 60
    there's a bit too much scene-setting and not enough storyline, but overall this is some rollicking debut. [May 2008, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Greg
    Aug 16, 2007
    10
    Really really really great album. Even more impressive that it's a debut. These guys have a well formed sound and I look forward to seeing where they go in the future. Expand
  2. Scott
    Aug 22, 2007
    9
    This album normally would be something I hate. Yet I love it. I didn't understand it. So I played it over and over until I just loved it. These sorts of albums don't happen often people, so pick this one up. Expand
  3. ScaughtB
    Aug 31, 2007
    9
    Holy hell. Now THIS is how you make your entrance in the indie rock scene. This is such a great sounding well rounded debut rock album. I can't wait to see what else these guys have in store. Expand
  4. Korinne
    Sep 27, 2007
    9
    A unique and inventive album! I found myself waking up the next morning, singing refrains in my head. The music is meaty yet playful. I would highly recommend! Expand
  5. AndyB.
    Nov 5, 2007
    9
    Impressive own sound, great interplay, good lyrics, excellent hooks and strong songs. All I need!
  6. matta.
    Oct 16, 2007
    8
    Very solid debut. nearly as good as Spoon's new record, and I only make the comparison because they have a similar sound.