Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
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coleba
July 14th 2011


788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Problem with Rikki is the verse is actually really cool.

Yazz_Flute
July 14th 2011


18907 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

After several listens it's become apparent to me that yeah, Rikki Tikki probably is the worst song here.



But honestly, I bet it's fucking awesome live.

Proxyseven
July 14th 2011


9 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Coming for someone who has been following this band since they released fables from a mayfly, this has been everything I imagined it would be.



simply superb.

IrishJay91
July 14th 2011


688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"But honestly, I bet it's fucking awesome live."



yea, it is.

HaloDude442
July 15th 2011


697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

golden parachutes is fucking amazing every time

fr33convict
July 15th 2011


11705 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"But honestly, I bet it's fucking awesome live."





It was actually probably one of the highlights live and I can't say I loved it too much on the CD so yeah.

Iluvatar
Emeritus
July 15th 2011


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Gyro, I LOVE the fact they they generally stick to normal song structure. It is a GOOD song structure man, if a band is good enough (they are) to pull it off throughout an album (for the most part, there are around 3 songs that dont) by all means they should.

bailar14
July 15th 2011


1603 Comments


its pree cool senor hanson

enrique still faps to fables though

Scoot
July 15th 2011


17979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

rikki tikki tavi is one of those love or hate songs, there's no in between



oh and nice to see john isn't an insufferable faggot after all

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Iluvatar
Emeritus
July 15th 2011


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

scoots just mad cause sam likes me more than him

Vorender
July 15th 2011


8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fair to Midland became my favorite band after the release of this album. I try to not let a band with one album become my favorite, though FtM was in the running from the get go with Fables from the Mayfly.



I'm sort of confused by all the hate on Rikki Tikki Tavi. It's an amazingly original (and hilariously awesome) song. What is it you hate about it? That it has has a bit of an edge to it? That it's completely bi-polar (the reason I love it)? FtM is by no means a metal band, even at their heaviest.



Fair to Midland moves effortlessly between the bleeding edges of mainstream rock and modern metal, without ever crossing into either. As much as I love and will always love Fable, I couldn't be happier with Arrows and Anchors. Well worth the wait gang. Can't wait to see you guys live with this new material.



Though I love the entire album, here are my top 5:



Golden Parachutes

Rikki Tikki Tavi

Short-Haired Tornado

A Loophole in Limbo

The Greener Grass

metalent
July 15th 2011


33 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

need to listen to this.. been waiting for this album for a while now

DoubtGin
July 15th 2011


6755 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is Pour the Coal to 'er something like a bonus track?

OnFireAlive
July 15th 2011


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great album, great review.

I loved Darroh's vocal and lyrical work, and Brett's drumming in this record.

I'm so curious about what their next album will sound like!

Can't wait for another one



btw: Rikki Tikki Tavi was probably one of the craziest songs I have ever heard.

IrishJay91
July 15th 2011


688 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

@Doubt yea, it is

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2011


6507 Comments


awesome review.

will check this.

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voltaireian
July 15th 2011


33 Comments


im gonna check this one!

jingledeath
July 15th 2011


7103 Comments


pretty good

ZippaThaRippa
July 15th 2011


2447 Comments


Rikki Tikki Tavi is ace

Hep Kat
July 15th 2011


16258 Comments


posting in some bullshit iluvatar review

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