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[Quick Album Review] The Maccabees – Given To The Wild


Ah the The Maccabees – their last 2 albums blew me away so is their latest offerings in Given To The Wild worth listening to? Their approach on this new album saw the group work in a new way, splitting songs into sections and email them back and forth to each other. This ontop of bringing in DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy meant the brighton group were determined to push and expand their current sound… so did they? Yep. Undoubtedbly.

Journeying from echosphere’s of sound holding the most intimate of teritories to the punchy soaring choruses found in several of the tracks – the album re-affirmed every reason I was a fan of these young genius. In a recent interview, Lead singer Orlando Weeks described how the band were now in a place where they had discovered how to make the more unusal sounds on the album themselves rather then relying on producers and technitions to manipulate it for them and for me this adds an undertone of authenticity throughout.

At the time of writing, the Given To The WIld is sitting on the #1 spot in the UK Midweek album charts so I’m not going to bore you with a track by track run down – but here’s my favourites which should give you enough reason to go out and purchase the album!


The Maccabees – Pelican (next single) 

’The Maccabees – Pelican Album Version.mp3′

The Maccabees – Ayla

’The Maccabees – Ayla Album Version.mp3′

The Maccabees – Pelican

’The Maccabees – Pelican Album Version.mp3′

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