We Need Medicine - The Fratellis
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65

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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Scottish indie rock trio was produced by Jon Fratelli and Stuart McCredie.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    80
    Not only is it a welcome return, it's one of the Fratellis' most consistently engaging albums.
  2. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    The Fratellis are quirky, and you almost have to accept that not everything will work to get to the moments of genius.
  3. Oct 17, 2013
    60
    The Fratellis' third album is simple and uncomplicated. [Nov 2013, p.94]
  4. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Alongside the routinely powerful rocking there are tracks that might have similar impact to 2006 smash Chelsea Dagger. [Dec 2013, p.106]
  5. Oct 17, 2013
    40
    The ingredients might be mixed correctly, but the cake hasn’t quite risen.
  6. Oct 17, 2013
    30
    It's completely inessential at best, or a cynical cash-grab at worst.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    10
    Jon Fratelli's genius is back on display with We Need Medicine. Songs you'll find yourself singing and can't get out of your head are packed in this album. A successful return for The Fratellis, I expect them to make a much bigger splash in the US after their sold-out mini tour of large cities. Expand