#7 – Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
The indie group from Scotland took a different approach to writing their fourth studio release. Scott Hutchison shared writing duties this time around and consequently the album differed from its predecessors. Lyrically, the album doesn’t focus solely on the lead singer’s personal life. The majority of the songs were written while on the road as well, giving the band time to practice and rework them before they stepped into the studio.
It says a lot about an album when I can listen to it straight through without skipping a single track. Pedestrian Verse is just that. With a heavy dose of upbeat tunes, mixed with slower, hook-driven tunes (“Woodpile”), Frightened Rabbit has made this their best album to date. They also borrowed “State Hospital” off of a previous EP of the same name, another highlight of the album. -Quinn
Other accolades: #41 on Paste