The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild
CRITIC SCORE
69
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Rank: #387 / 673
USER SCORE
76
Based on
26 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The 405
The 405

Another step forward and one that throws you around from light to dark, from high to low.

78
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

It’s their breakthrough album and shows that with focus and confidence, the future could be pretty exciting for The Maccabees.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Somewhat uneasy listening in places, yet sublime in others, Given To The Wild should rid The Maccabees of those 'landfill' jibes once and for all.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

Given to the Wild is an accomplished, filler-free record that presents a band at peak condition, handily exceeding the marginal example set by similar-sounding acts.

40
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

The personalities on this album are so blank the songs may as well be performed by apps, and sung by Siri.

User Reviews
67
indie by numbers, not a bad album but predictable and uninspiring
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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 6, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fiction
PRODUCER: Tim Goldsworthy, Bruno Ellingham, Jag Jago
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: www.themaccabees.co.uk
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 19 - Clash
# 11 - DIY
# 23 - Gigwise
# 6 - NME
# 21 - PopMatters
# 9 - The Fly
MISC LISTS
# 43 - Drowned in Sound
# 27 - NME (2010-2014)
Track List
  1. Given to the Wild (Intro) 
  2. Child 
  3. Feel to Follow 
  4. Ayla 
  5. Glimmer 
  6. Forever I've Known 
  7. Heave 
  8. Pelican 
  9. Went Away 
  10. Go 
  11. Unknow 
  12. Slowly One 
  13. Grew up at Midnight
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Added on: January 5, 2012