It's Frightening

  • Record Label: TBD
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. NicholasS
    May 23, 2009
    9
    Ever since discovering this band's near perfect debut, "Fort Nightly", I couldn't wait for them to finish their much-talked about second record, "It's Frightening". Although the record is not perfect, they have focused in on their craft and have found their sound this time. The record is a breath of fresh air in a world where critics are on the edge of the seat waiting for Ever since discovering this band's near perfect debut, "Fort Nightly", I couldn't wait for them to finish their much-talked about second record, "It's Frightening". Although the record is not perfect, they have focused in on their craft and have found their sound this time. The record is a breath of fresh air in a world where critics are on the edge of the seat waiting for the next Green Day record. Expand
  2. DanF.
    May 20, 2009
    8
    It's missing some of the spunk of "Fort Nightly" (which was a 9 for me), but it is nonetheless a great album. "Midnight And I" is my favourite track.
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    10
    Alongside with The Heavy's House that Dirt Built, and Mariachi El Bronx I, this was of the 3 best albums of 2009. A fantastic record that I've listened to over and over, many times.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It’s Frightening builds upon White Rabbits’ established aesthetic and at the same time sharpens the band’s shambling attack.
  2. More often than not, It's Frightening is caught on middling ground, at once striving to be unpretentious while still hoping to challenge listeners' expectations. The album accomplishes neither, however, as the band's aversion to let sound fall where it may produces little beyond impressions of gloppy heavy-handedness and obtuse haze.
  3. 70
    Ignore (or embrace) the similarities [to Spoon] and there’s plenty to love about songs as lightly brooding and likably grabby as these.