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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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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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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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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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Before The Maccabees latest album release, Given to the Wild, I was strongly losing faith in 'indie' music in Britain. Gone are the days of The Libertines, Bloc Party and the first albums of the Arctic Monkeys and Razorlight. Despite a decent album from Kasabian in Velociraptor, I had no idea where the Indie scene was trying to go. Ed Sheeran seemed to enter and dominate the realms of soft indie from his originally promising background, whilst a the other fork in the indie road led to an unnatural and diluted, though occasionally tuneful arena that was enhabited by the likes of Friendly Fires and Two Door Cinema Club. Maybe it was just me? But I discovered far stronger music scenes in house, tech-house and similar genres.

The Maccabees could also have been considered a one album phenomenon, though their first album 'Colour it in' can't quite match the first albums of The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys. Their second album, Wall of Arms, despite a few catchy tunes such as Can You Give It?, really struggled to stand out. It deserved a few sales, but was nowhere near enough to stem the decline I percieved in 'Brit-Pop'.

It is their latest album, 'Given to the Wild', however, that has really clicked with me . The unique sound of The Maccabees is certainly present but this offers so much more. There are really catchy tunes that would never be out of place at a party, yet at the same time it is one of the most chilled and tuneful albums I have ever come across, perfect, for example, in a semi-conscious state on a long bus journey after a heavy night. There is a great rhythm running in all tracks. The lyrics are thoughtful and compliment the music in such a genuine way - something that is so rarely achieved by other bands.
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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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I've been a fan of the Macccabees for a while and in my opinion this is their best album to date. It's sophisticated, carefully crafted and sublime. There are layers upon layers in the music and lyrics. This CD was nominated for the Mercury Prize and you can see why. If you like Alt J and early Elbow give this a go. I can't recommend this CD highly enough. My favourite CD of 2012.
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Had heard of this band by the name of The Maccabees some time ago, but for whatever reason didn't give them much thought. I may have fallen in love with this band at the right time if 'Given To The Wild' is anything to go by. I'm sure (& I will be checking) that their earlier material is just as good, but as my introduction to the band with this sublime album of the most thought provoking, atmospheric, ethreal, pulsating set of songs crafted by extremely talented musicians I made the right choice...and I hope you do too.
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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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