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Pedestrian Verse [Explicit]
 
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Pedestrian Verse [Explicit]

4 Feb. 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Feb. 2013
  • Release Date: 4 Feb. 2013
  • Label: Canvasback/ATL
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  • Total Length: 42:28
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00B6T032Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,982 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Macphistomo on 2 Mar. 2013
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It's hard to put my finger on exactly why but this is quite possibly Frightened Rabbit's finest release to date. Lyrically, they've moved up a level from 'The Winter of Mixed Drinks'. In fact there's lyrical gems to be found in every song. Gems on a par with, quite possibly the best band around at the minute, The National.

'So if we can't bring an exorcist/I'll settle for one of your stiffest drinks' from 'Dead now' is typical of Scott Hutchison's dark sense of humour. It's not all bleak though and despite the fact that it doesn't retain the reborn again optimism of 'The Winter of Mixed Drinks', there's an optimistic streak running throughout 'Pedestrian Verse'.

When the Talking Head's inspired 'Dead Now' reaches it's climax, the chorus of 'There's something wrong with me' doesn't sound self-pitying but something triumphant along the lines of The National's 'Abel'

Sonically too, they're stretching themselves further and they've found a wonderful collaborator and producer in Leo Abrahams, a frequent partner of Brian Eno these days. He adds a spritely sense of urgency to some of the songs whilst lending deft sonic touches to some of the mid tempo songs recalling some of Brian Eno's best production work.

Rather inevitably, people who are fans of FR will ask if this is better than 'The Midnight Organ Fight'. I can't answer that at this point as 'TMOF' means an awful lot to a lot of people, including me. I think it just might be though.

One thing is for sure, Frightened Rabbit are in a league of their own and I'd be hard pressed to compare them to any other band out there at the minute.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Feb. 2013
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"You find out that life is just a game of inches" said Al Pacino in a memorable speech in the film "Any Given Sunday". Scott Hutchinson the vocal and song writing driving force of Scotland's finest Frightened Rabbit would recognise the sentiment. The Frabbit's career has been a stately slow burn particularly in the UK. Their debut the "Midnight Organ Fight" remains one of the most precious break up albums ever, but its predecessor 2010's "The Winter of Mixed Drinks" didn't really stamp its full authority, languished in the play offs and the band still await promotion to the premier division.

"Pedestrian Verse" is their fourth album and as the "fingers crossed review" in the Independent smartly puts it "here's hoping they can also Elbow their way into the mainstream" (Boom boom!). The chances of this are very good as "Pedestrian Verse" is an album which shows that Hutchinson's ability to combine soaring passion with often bleak musical lyricism and mix it into powerhouse songs has increased exponentially. Just listen to the brilliant lead single "The Woodpile" a mix of massive swirling guitars and a chorus so huge it obscures the sun, as Hutchinson pleads "Will you come back to my corner?/Spent too long alone tonight/Would you come and Brighten my corner/A Lit torch to the woodpile eye". Do yourself a favour also check out the "supermarket incident" video that goes with this. The album's opener "Acts of man" again is a big anthem but underpinned by almost Roger Waters like cynicism. Thus the observation that "I see the stumbling pinstriped trouser/Flecks of sick on and off his shoe/Part out the fatty British average/Who lives in the houses around you" is actually one of the kinder lines. These are songs for Broken Britain not least "State Hospital".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Brown on 8 April 2013
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This is a brilliant album, although took a couple of listens to fully ignite. In my mind, possibly the strongest album just after Midnight Organ Fight. It's been a lot of fun watching this band grow since I first saw them in '05. Glad to see that they're continually growing in popularity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By christopherh on 8 Feb. 2013
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I am big fan of Frightened Rabbit and, like many, was disappointed by Winter of Mixed Drinks. However, I am very glad to say that, after a lot of listening, this is a different beast entirely. I cold go into detail but won't as you should just buy this and enjoy figuring out why it is so good yourself. Yes, it maybe isn't as wonderful as Midnight Organ Fight but that was a 6/5 album which surely ranks as one of the best albums I've heard in the last ten years so we need to judge this on its own merits. In that respect, this album is a solid 5/5 and will no doubt be among my favourite albums of this year, last year and possibly next. Buy it.
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So glad I bought the Deluxe Edition as the extra tracks are superb and to be honest, it's hard to see why they would want to leave them out in the first place as tracks such as "If you were me" and "Snow Still Melting" have a euphony to them that most bands quite simply can't reach. First listen to Pedestrian Verse like old friend returning from distant travels, Frabbit yet cast the impression there is much more to them than we already know, and much more to come from this frighteningly underplayed hive of talent, with their genius for twisting the familiar into something "much more".

Haven't enjoyed an album this much since Dry the River's Shallow Bed, and before that Frabbit's The Winter of Mixed Drinks (which is hardly "over-produced" or "disappointing"). Just get the impression there's an willful knee-jerk quality to the poor reviews here, but hey - each to their own!
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