Feral Roots

Rival Sons - Feral Roots
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 86 ratings
2019 Ratings: #609
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January 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
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Electric rhythms intertwine with warm vocals and glowing melodies throughout Feral Roots, making for an experience where listeners will find something different to enjoy in each track.


Whether it's the Stones-ian swagger of "Stood by Me" or the galvanizing gospel choir-backed closer "Shooting Stars," Rival Sons may have complete control of the ship, but they intend to leave a huge wake.


Feral Roots, just like their previous five albums, is a very good, well crafted album — it just doesn't offer any new surprises or diversity from past projects.

Brilliant album of the Sons doing what they do best, but with new twists here and there. ‘Too Bad’ is possibly their best song yet.
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. It's my go to recommendation for new music that carries on the classic sound. And it was another one that really shaped my music interests. Jay Buchanan is one of the best vocalists in the game. Good guitar, and great drums. The first 6 tracks are some of my favorite ever and the back 5 aren't far behind. I think Rival Sons are one of the best bands out of the 2010s and imo this is their best work yet.
I think this one kind of left me disappointed during the first half. But the songs i enjoyed were great and I'll be keeping my eye on these guys.
Fav Songs: Do Your Worst, Feral Roots, Too Bad, All Directions
Feral Roots is what you'd expect from Rival Sons by now. It's musically diverse, yet characteristically loud and brash. Guitar heavy tunes carry the record forward and the singles form the high points.

Best song: Do Your Worst, Feral Roots, Shooting Stars
Worst song: Back In the Woods
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Track List

  1. Do Your Worst
  2. Sugar on the Bone
  3. Back in the Woods
  4. Look Away
  5. Feral Roots
  6. Too Bad
  7. Stood By Me
  8. Imperial Joy
  9. All Directions
  10. End of Forever
  11. Shooting Stars
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Added on: December 20, 2018