Pedestrian Verse - Frightened Rabbit
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  • Summary: The fourth studio release from the Scottish indie band led by Scott Hutchinson is its first on the Atlantic label.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Feb 5, 2013
    100
    Hutchison falls in with another proud Scottish tradition: the ability to make the gloomy anthemic.
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    80
    The songwriting is the driving force behind the album, and any reservations about whether or not Frightened Rabbit would transform into radio-friendly M.O.R. are swept away.
  3. Jan 28, 2013
    80
    Throughout, the lyrical clarity and emotional honesty of the band shine through, creating an album that is as much uplifting as it is in parts bleak.
  4. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    This is an album full of stirring, stadium-sized melodies. [2 Feb 2013, p.53]
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    76
    The precise ecstasy of the production buoys the record through its few sluggish patches.
  6. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    The production may be a little smoother but Pedestrian Verse just seems to prove how lasting, how devastating Frightened Rabbit can be.
  7. Feb 15, 2013
    40
    So with their fourth LP, where they burst from the tracks with peppy numbers like ‘Holy’ and Biffy-esque choruses on ‘The Woodpile’, it’s a mite disappointing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 30, 2013
    7
    Their artistry has matured. It's more sophisticated & intricate, but... the songs are missing some of the whimsy and joy of their earlierTheir artistry has matured. It's more sophisticated & intricate, but... the songs are missing some of the whimsy and joy of their earlier work. I kind of think they might be trying too hard (to be taken seriously). Even so, there are still some solid tracks on here, and if you like FR's past work, you're likely to find a handful of songs you'll like on Pedestrian Verse too. Expand