CD Review – Frightened Rabbit
The Winter of Mixed Drinks
This quintet has a great sense of when enough is enough. The remarkable “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” is so full of sound, the music will fill you up, surround you and then set you in your favorite chair and serve you an icy cold beverage, so you can bask in beauty of the song. They could try to kick it up a notch with more vocals, louder instruments, more feedback or all of the above, but they don’t. This is what they do throughout the album. They take their music to the point where it is fantastic and then stop. “Nothing Like You” could be their breakout radio hit. It’s quick, right at three minutes and better than 85% of what’s on the radio right now. Each song on this, their fourth album is pure bliss. And they know when to make it perfect and stay put.