State Hospital [EP] - Frightened Rabbit
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  • Summary: The five-track EP for the Scottish indie rock band led by Scott Hutchinson features one song with Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat.
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  1. Nov 27, 2012
    83
    If these songs are any indication, things will stay as gloriously sad as ever, but gain some sonic strength and polish.
  2. 80
    It's a fine build-up to the Selkirk quintet's fourth album, due out early 2013.
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    80
    The production sounds more expensive, but all the passion and intimacy of their previous work remains.
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    70
    This is an album's cutting room floor yet each song still retains Hutchison's instantly recognisable Scottish drawl, infectious hooks and intelligent lyrics.
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    70
    If State Hospital is an indication of things to come, then Frightened Rabbit should have 2013's unremittingly bleak indie rock scene sewn up.
  6. Like last year's A Frightened Rabbit EP, State Hospital lacks some coherency in style, but its brevity makes this less of a problem.
  7. Sep 27, 2012
    61
    While State Hospital lacks for pure visceral pleasure, Hutchison can still convey such a deep, muscular ache in his vocals, indicating that Frightened Rabbit still know their strengths.

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