Great Escape - The Rifles
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  • Summary: The British quartet releases its second album, produced by Stan Kybert.
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  1. Not unappealing, but not very novel.
  2. On their careening second album, the Rifles prove that they're a band to watch, especially on the title track.
  3. Their sound has broadened, too, moving from callow mod-punk towards the big choruses of Kaiser Chiefs. [Nov 2008, p.120]
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    It sees them adapt while retaining their street credibility. [Nov 2008, p.117]
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    The Rifles perservered, and if originality is not a strong point, their skill for crafting simple but immediate pop choruses makes uo foir it. [Nov 2008, p.109]
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  1. Jul 12, 2011
    9
    This album modernises the 'mod' sound, using advanced guitar licks and catchy choruses to create an overall great album. A truely underratedThis album modernises the 'mod' sound, using advanced guitar licks and catchy choruses to create an overall great album. A truely underrated band who's first album wasn't played much at all, however with the tunes like 'The Great Escape' and 'Winter Calls' this album is alot more playable. Expand