Frightened Rabbit
A Frightened Rabbit EP


3.5
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by Eric USER (161 Reviews)
July 30th, 2011 | 61 replies | 11,425 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: more than likely to evoke once again whatever feelings you had towards Frightened Rabbit’s previous work of lush, poignant songwriting and croons galore

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

It’s exceptionally revealing that Frightened Rabbit’s latest EP is titled as such. It isn’t simply a self-titled Frightened Rabbit because it doesn’t define them as a band. More along the lines of an outline than a filled-in product, the trio is strikingly fragmentary. It doesn’t warrant its own name either, per se. Rather, FR got it right in calling it A Frightened Rabbit EP. Without much to color itself in it, the EP does not take a very rigid shape. Instead, the tour record is sure to evoke whatever feelings you may have had towards previous FR albums. Stultified by the poppiness of The Winter of Mixed Drinks? “Fuck This Place” may conjure up that reaction again. Still heartbroken over the wistful crooning of The Midnight Organ Fight’s slower sections? Prepare to have fragile body parts torn apart yet again by “The Work.” The quirks and ridges of the record become more prominent seeing as the majority is territory that Frightened Rabbit have already pressed down and smoothed. One such quirk is the beautiful voice that accompanies Scott Hutchinson’s on “Fuck This Place.” It adds a previously unseen element into the already-lush folk/indie arrangements that enhances the songwriting. While A Frightened Rabbit EP isn’t some sort of conglomeration that marks a change in FR’s approach, I don’t think anyone is asking it to do so. The heartwarming trio of tracks harkens to FR’s more complete work, a stable body in itself. While dependent on said work, A Frightened Rabbit EP provides a lovable little intro before “The Work” fades into (assuming you’re listening to it in the same format as I) the magnificence that is “The Modern Leper.” As always, it’s utterly sincere and executed throughout with ease-- and even if comparatively insignificant, if other FR fans are anything like myself they would have already been eagerly searching out this work before scanning this last sentence.



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SeaAnemone
July 30th 2011



19729 Comments


worth skipping if you're not already a fan
if you're a fan though
please use this space to comment again and again about how awesome FR are

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KILL
July 30th 2011



70599 Comments


review some priest

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2011



16134 Comments


Does this have trems and sweeps?

KILL
July 30th 2011



70599 Comments


dont he will report us

SeaAnemone
July 30th 2011



19729 Comments


reported

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
July 30th 2011



16134 Comments


I was asking a serious, music-related question.

Phideaux
July 30th 2011



1653 Comments


Frightened Rabbit fucking rules. Will probably check this out. Midnight Organ Fight is one of my favorite albums.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
July 30th 2011



7314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Didn't even know this was coming out. Will listen.

bungy
July 30th 2011



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

SeaAnemone
July 30th 2011



19729 Comments


damn right bungie

bungy
July 30th 2011



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"the work" literally fades into modern leper?

SeaAnemone
July 30th 2011



19729 Comments


no not really. more like "in my iTunes that song comes before that one." i tried to make the worst conclusion on the review possible i guess.

bungy
July 30th 2011



8843 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha oh ok I wasn't reading carefully, review is WAY too long not to skim through

SeaAnemone
July 30th 2011



19729 Comments


got a few hand cramps typing something this long yeah

Iamthe Nightstars
July 30th 2011



2182 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this on the first listen.

WashboardSuds
July 30th 2011



4984 Comments


I remember liking one song from these guys and not caring for the others

good review Sea

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Crowe
July 30th 2011



435 Comments


I did not enjoy this review.

SeaAnemone
July 31st 2011



19729 Comments


sorry?

mallen-
July 31st 2011



1235 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

woah i need this

SeaAnemone
July 31st 2011



19729 Comments


... was pretty surprised you / other FR superfans hadn't commented yet!
this release is weirdly under the radar
I guess cause it's only a tour EP



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