The Midnight Organ Fight - Frightened Rabbit
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54

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  1. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    Five years on, and isn't this contender for one of the greatest breakup albums of all time?
    Every single song is beautiful here. And the lyrics, ranging from the most humbling and uplifting outlooks on existence itself (Head Rolls Off) to gorgeous, bitter sweet poetry (Poke, My Backwards Walk) need to be discovered and appreciated and loved. This an album that just keeps giving and
    giving and giving. If nothing else (and at the essence of it all) this is an album decorated with strong melodies. Infectious melodic pop gems, epic musical anthems and melancholic rock, this has got to go down in history as one of the finest records ever made. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    10
    One of the best albums ever made. Period. FR ability to share a story and a feeling without appearing pretentious is a rare thing only a handful of artists posses. No description can accurately capture what this album is.
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    9
    I thoroughly enjoyed this whole album. Each track is sung with such a confidence that it's hard not to delve yourself into the emotions Scott Hutchison is singing to you. "The Modern Leper" opens it up so incredibly well that I can't even describe how great of an opener it is to an album. Each track is great. I always end up coming back to this album when I feel sad, or happy, or just in need of good music. All In All, The Midnight Organ Fight is a great, ambitious album. A- Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2011
    10
    This is easily one of the, if not the, best album of the year. Modern Leper is up there with the best songs of the decade. The Scottish accent provides a wonderful change and if you're looking for a twist on indie/folk/alt. get this album, you won't regret it.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Here there can be no snobbish derision and calls of 'selling out' or playing to the average man; in creating an album showcasing the very best of the band’s talents they have created one so perfectly fit for, as Scott so vividly puts, “the soft, soft static” of popular radio.
  2. The Midnight Organ Fight is sharper, more polished, and better in parts than "Sing the Greys." There’s only one unfortunate downside. This sharper, more polished effort displays fewer of the things that made the first album so enjoyable.
  3. Whether or not you choose to accept it, the FACT is that Scotland's own Hutchinson brothers have created a sweet and powerful collection of tunes with The Midnight Organ Fight.