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


2897 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


22404 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


7510 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.

Collis
June 1st 2015


525 Comments


Awesome half time shuffle in Ayla.

anatelier
August 8th 2016


895 Comments


R.I.P this great band who announced their split today after 14 years


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DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
August 8th 2016


8383 Comments


I only really know the most recent album - but that was excellent

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