The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2008 Ratings: #12 / 742
Year End Rank: #46
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2008 Ratings: #11
April 14, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Cat / Label
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Why is it that I discover such great artists only after their passing? It has been well over a year since Scott's passing, and it has taken me this time to terms with the fact that is is a perfect album. Though sadly the context of this album has completely changed, its terribly foreshadowing only compounds my love for this album.

Perhaps the most the most heart-wrenching and personal indie album of the decade, or even of all time, the album truly is a deep confession of Scott's many inner ... read more
I really didn't know this band before the release of the new reissue. Reminds me of the Antlers debut and AJJ second album.

The vocals are decent to average, some lyrics are a bit too dramatic but the composition is solid and there are some really good tracks (keep yourself warm or I feel better for example). Nothing THAT groundbreaking (even if the suicide could be associated to the tone of this album, I don't see a big correlation here) but enjoyable.
There aren't too many songs that make me cry. 2 tracks on this album managed to make me though. Head Rolls Off did a bit, then it all came out for Floating In The Forth. Being largely unfamiliar with the band's work but knowing the tragic story of Scott Hutchinson, it's a masterpiece, but very hard to take as an album. I don't think I'll be revisiting for a while, purely because of how sad it makes me. Don't get me wrong though, an incredible album.
It’s now impossible to listen to Frightened Rabbit, and especially their masterpiece “The Midnight Organ Fight,” outside of the context of Scott Hutchinson’s tragic death. But I hope that the people close to him can take even a tiny bit of comfort in the fact that his music has meant a lot to a lot of people, both during and after his life. I had never listened to Frightened Rabbit before two months ago, but I can already tell that in particular “The Midnight Organ ... read more
A classic.

Rec Tracks:
Keep Yourself Warm; Fast Blood; Poke; The Modern Leper
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#89/NME (2000s)

Track List

  1. The Modern Leper
  2. I Feel Better
  3. Good Arms vs. Bad Arms
  4. Fast Blood
  5. Old Old Fashioned
  6. The Twist
  7. Bright Pink Bookmark
  8. Head Rolls Off
  9. My Backwards Walk
  10. Keep Yourself Warm
  11. Extrasupervery
  12. Poke
  13. Floating in the Forth
  14. Who'd You Kill Now?
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