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The Maccabees third album ‘Given To The Wild’ is the culmination of two years of writing and recording. Having followed ‘Wall of Arms’ – 2009’s critically-lauded second release – with main stage slots at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and two sell-out shows at Brixton Academy, the London five piece (singer Orlando Weeks, bassist Rupert Jarvis, ... Read more in Amazon's The Maccabees Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Mar. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B006DWW4Q2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Given To The Wild (Intro) (Album Version) 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Child (Album Version) 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Feel To Follow (Album Version) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ayla (Album Version) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Glimmer (Album Version) 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Forever I've Known (Album Version) 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Heave (Album Version) 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pelican (Album Version) 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Went Away (Album Version) 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Go (Album Version) 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Unknow (Album Version) 5:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Slowly One (Album Version) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Grew Up At Midnight (Album Version) 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Third studio album by the British indie rock group. The follow-up to 2009's 'Wall of Arms', the album has been very well received by critics and features the single 'Pelican'.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kevin C. Mullins on 30 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This really is a fantastic album, probably just topping Wall of Arms. It's not an immediate album, but man does it get better with every listen. I've been playing it daily since it was first released and I'm still not bored of it. It really is an album of real depth. Don't listen to the negative reviews, just go out and buy it, I'm already confident this will be one of my top 3 albums of 2012.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Booksie on 2 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
A wonderful evolution from Colour It In, their 'sound' has emerged as something vocally mature, emotionally raw and sophisticated.

First time I heard it, one had to pause what she was doing - it's just arresting. There are no wasteful album 'fillers', just simply superior pieces of music. They've put an awful lot into the album, you can hear it, nor do you have to listen particularly hard.

I couldn't pick one track to dismiss. I could pick them all to recommend. And I do.

Some oldies may dislike the band's evolution but let's be blunt, people change. With luck, you've changed too. So you can, too, appreciate their beautiful growth.

I was a good fan, nothing special, now, I'm a smitten fan, desperate to see them live, with the proviso their music develops as creatively as it's doing.

Well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C22man on 28 July 2012
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The Maccabees third outing 'Given To The Wild' is an excellent album, certainly one of the years best. It's a very atmospheric piece and it immediately made me think of Foals (another great band). Like Foals album 'Total Life Forever' it has a drifting, eerie rock vibe with distant guitars and spider like synths, and yet it can be jaunty and groovey with hypnotic basslines and quick paced drumming. Orlando Weeks' vocals are top notch too, some how sounding light and fragile yet powerful at the same time.

The title track and 'Child' start things off in a sombre fashion, drifting along in a darkly beautiful way before kicking in to life in the latter track. The singles 'Feel To Follow' and 'Pelican' are both effortessly catchy and bursting with life. 'Ayla' and 'Went Away' continue this vibe. The former a wonderful, piano led track that keeps its pounding beat, while the latter leaps along on its upbeat guitars and dancey beat. There are a number of darker tracks including the standout 'Unknow' and 'Heave', as well as the brilliant 'Forever I've Known'. There is no filler to be found, its a true album with the same vibe carried on throughout.

Definately one of the years best albums!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mennis on 3 April 2012
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I'm not a huge Maccabees fan, their previous albums are decent and they have produced a few good singles in the past. Given To The Wild is something new, not only is their sound more complete but the album is much more solid than its predecessors.

As soon as I heard Pelican I loved it, I thought exactly the same when I heard Love Me Better. That time it prompted me to buy an album that was alright, this time I have bought an album I really rate.

The whole thing flows brilliantly and you cant help but listen to it from start to finish, it doesn't sound right any other way. As an Indie rock fan its another great example of a renaissance in my favourite genre of music. It works on lots of levels, quietly on in the background, loud when you want everyone to hear or when you're in the mood to appreciate a damn good record. Either way it's a must buy.
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By P. J. Gardner on 20 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Wow, what an album. This band is criminally overlooked outside the UK, but that's no excuse to pass them by. Don't listen to any marketing guff that describes them as "indie Coldplay". If you're looking for stadium anthems and catchy melodies, you should stick to the shallow end of the music scene. This is a proper album, the way they used to make them. Not just 2 tracks that sell smartphones and 8 tracks of filler. Every track is brilliantly executed and causes the album to hang together as a whole. After almost 2 years you can still find something fresh here. As for comparisons, it's hard to pick them. Another reviewer mentioned Foals and I have to agree (especially the Holy Fire album). However, there are also shades of Pink Floyd, Elbow, Bloc Party, Wild Beasts, Arctic Monkeys and (yes) Coldplay. What stands out most is the musical talent. They're incredibly inventive and dynamic as a band. At times the production doesn't help - it's almost too clean and makes you wish they hadn't spent 18 months in the studio. The result is an album that you can play loud in the car or lose yourself to in your bedroom. Almost a work of art, but that's pushing it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alimack on 17 April 2012
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This is my first encounter with the Macabees, apart from Toothpaste kisses, and I love it.
Every single track is individual, I've been listening to it constantly for weeks and I'm still not tired of it.
Only wish I had managed to catch their live tour, but was just a couple of days late, so missed it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Music is one of my radars on 6 Mar. 2012
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Given To The Wild, The Maccabees third album, is a triumph. Its host of good songs follow a mellow-but-rock style that is difficult to classify, although comparisons with elements of Coldplay- and U2-esque arena rock are not unwarranted.

The opening trio of Child, Feel To Follow and Ayla are a melodic triple-punch, laying a beautiful and solid foundation for the rest of the album. Unknow is a highlight, anchored by a rhythmic bass and emotive vocals, while Pelican is wonderfully lateral with a gloriously euphoric breakdown.

There's plenty to love about Given To The Wild, an album that is accessible from the off, while retaining some mystery - with many delights to be discovered after repeat listening.
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