Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks

For The Winter of Mixed Drinks, their third album, Frightened Rabbit have expanded to a five piece and their sound has been expanded accordingly. ‘Thing’ opens up with some glorious feedback reminiscent of The Jesus and Mary Chain and, more recently, Glasvegas and slowly builds in to a wonderful anthem. A great start and one’s hopes are raised accordingly. ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’ follows and uses much the same template. OK, no problem with that but as song after song continues in much the same vein one is left with the feeling that an opportunity has been missed. The craft and performances are fine but the monotony of the arrangements proves draining over the entirety. What is left is just a half-decent album. Contrary to the current norm Frightened Rabbit have been allowed to develop slowly and organically, given time to find their voice. For album number four they need to be less frightened and find a little more confidence.

Overall

5

out of 10

Last updated: 29/04/2018 20:37:12

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