- Summary: The second album for the group is its first on the Epic label. A vinyl version named Animal! contains songs they preferred, whereas this album contains songs preferred by Epic.
- Record Label: Epic
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
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74While Margot's musical aspirations are at times akin to the drama of Bright Eyes, Radiohead, Wilco and Arcade Fire, the lyrics of frontman Richard Edwards are its genuine definition. [Fall 2008, p.100]
Not Animal gets better as it progresses--the sparser, melancholic songs are pushed to the front, leaving the band's energetic material to bring up the rear--and Margot's sophomore album subsequently concludes on a high note, effectively masking any sour taste left by the band's battle with Epic Records.