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Music Review: Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit
Pedestrian Verse
3 stars
Indie rock

Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit show a different side on its new full-length release Pedestrian Verse. The album contains a collection of energetic rock songs, featuring electronics and guitar solos. It debuts a new and improved sound from the not-so-traditional folk band, helping them transition from underdog status to stardom.

“Acts of Man” starts the album off with a dense piano arrangement accompanied with a dramatic percussion march. Vocalist Scott Hutchinson bares it all with his brutally honest literary style of lyric writing, pouring out his broken-hearted tales of failure: “ I am just like all the rest of them. Sorry, selfish, trying to improve.”

Though ambivalent may be a strong word, Pedestrian Verse certainly gives off differing opinions on the direction Frightened Rabbit is heading. While the band plays to its obvious strengths of emotionally charged, anthemic songwriting, listeners are left with a musical whiplash of shorts, wondering whether to throw up a celebratory fist-pump or grab a box of tissues.

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