ALBUM OF THE WEEK – FRIGHTENED RABBIT – THE WINTER OF MIXED DRINKS
A busy week in my life and one where listening to music took a back seat, so for these reasons , I finally took the opportunity of getting the latest offering from Frightened Rabbit.
I spent a lot of time listening to the record on the long trip to Glastonbury. This was because we only had about 4 cd’s and the IPod fm receiver lived up to its reputation and was crap.
So after 2 further run throughs I can confirm my original observations that this is a superb album from a confident band on the rise.
Obviously the swim song is a standout but by no means the last and as a complete whole matches the Arcade Fire record for power and honesty.
I look forward to many more listens and will be buying their next record the day it comes out, not waiting 6 months, and that is as high a compliment you can pay a band.
Well it’s pretty high.