Great Escape

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  • Summary: The British quartet releases its second album, produced by Stan Kybert.
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  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Their sound has broadened, too, moving from callow mod-punk towards the big choruses of Kaiser Chiefs. [Nov 2008, p.120]
  2. Uncut
    60
    It sees them adapt while retaining their street credibility. [Nov 2008, p.117]
  3. Mojo
    60
    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]
  4. Not unappealing, but not very novel.
  5. On their careening second album, the Rifles prove that they're a band to watch, especially on the title track.
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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
  2. May 17, 2015
    8
    It is needless to say I'm a big fan of The Rifles by now. Their will to continue despite critics needlessly despising their work isIt is needless to say I'm a big fan of The Rifles by now. Their will to continue despite critics needlessly despising their work is motivational. Off the back of their infectious debut, "No Love Lost", "Great Escape" provides a much more varied sound. Straight away the album begins with an ominous opener in the form of "Science in Violence" and continues to punch hard, with songs like "The Great Escape", "Sometimes" and "Winter Calls" keeping the levels of infection and pace at a constant high. Despite certain songs that potentially slide under the curtain of being a little underwhelming, such as "History", which doesn't really bring anything new to the table, this is definitely a great piece of work, and not one to be passed by at the whim of the NME's harsh and unreasonable words. Expand