Frightened Rabbit ‎– The Winter Of Mixed Drinks



Swim Until You Can't See Land
The Loneliness And The Scream
The Wrestle
Skip The Youth
Nothing Like You
Man/Bag Of Sand
Not Miserable
Living In Colour
Yes, I Would

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November 12, 2011
referencing The Winter Of Mixed Drinks, CD, Album, FATCD84
I was a fan of Frightened Rabbit after hearing the album 'Midnight Organ Fight', I was dissapointed when I first heard this as it isn't as instant, the songs are growers and need to be listened to more than once. The sound is more fuller and multi-layered than previous albums. Scott Hutchison's vocal are still quavery, raw and powerful complimenting the lyrics which are more optimistic than previous albums but still hold the same sense of dark, bittersweet frustration. The themes are similar mainly dealing with make up/break up relationship issues but it seems more playful. Stand out tracks are 'Swim until you can't see land' - a more optimistic sequel to 'Floating', 'Foot shooter' and the achingly beautiful 'Yes, I would'. Every song is great but it takes a few listens to get use to, where as with 'Midnight Organ Fight' I instantly fell in love with it. For anyone who likes grown up music with a raw power and a rich soundscape this is for you. 5/5