Pedestrian Verse

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2013
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 1, 2013
    58
    Pedestrian Verse is an album made up of melodies, lyrics and verses that are completely, well, pedestrian.
  2. 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.
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    These guys do so many things well--now if they could only find their weird again. [No. 95, p.52]
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    60
    When that intimact/insularity lines gets confused for the characters here, the album is fascinating. It’s when the two blur for the players that things get a bit more problematic.
  5. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    Though succinct segues Housing (In) and Housing (Out) have something of the filler about them, State Hospital and December's Traditions are bleakly beautiful portraits of Broken Britain, Hutchinson's fervent vocal letting it all hang out. [Mar 2013, p.86]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »