The Maccabees Given to the Wild
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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2012



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

On an unrelated note, can someone get on the staff to feature one of the reviews for this album? Two great reviews to chose from and it's a far bigger release than the 4 featured at the moment.

taftie12
February 3rd 2012



2 Comments


What do you guys think of "Go"? One of my favorite tracks on this one.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
November 29th 2012



20855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You were right Ali... I did really like this. This year's 'Total Life Forever'... Just with nothing as amazing as 'Spanish Sahara'.

While 'Wall of Arms' was the uncomfortable maturing of indie-rockers The Maccabees, their 3rd LP 'Given to the Wild' sees the English quintet creep ever so close to their natural sweet spot. Using a wide variety of instrumentation, the dynamically arranged soundscapes are intricate, yet subtle; epic, yet intimate; & tense, yet restrained. A testament to the band's expansive & exquisitely crafted song-writing, this bold & ambitious album may be a track overlong, but is undoubtedly a satisfyingly cohesive listen. The fact that The Maccabees continue to evolve is an exciting prospect. Recommended Tracks: Child, Feel to Follow, Pelican & Ayla.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
November 29th 2012



7311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't (quite) share your enthusiasm for TLF either, but this is definitely a similar record. Knew you'd like it haha.



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