The Maccabees - 'Marks To Prove It'

5/10

While it is fair to say The Maccabees have moved on from the self-depricating yet chirpy sound of their debut album, their more mature direction does seem to still have that forward-thinking approach the band have always looked to instil in their music. Their fourth album 'Marks To Prove It' looks to show the band in a new light with a view to take themselves further still.

Firing all cylinders from the start with their title-track 'Marks To Prove It', the album quickly moves into a more abstract flow that leaves you feeling a little underwhelmed. Its high-energy intro is replaced far too quickly, giving the record a more confused sound that is difficult to get back into. While it still holds some beautifully written songs, its pace is heavily compromised by too many less-than-par inclusions.

'Marks To Prove It' is by no means a let down. Tracks like 'Slow Sun' and 'Something Like Happiness' do give out that glittering spark we once saw in The Maccabees, but it is far cry from the overall quality we have come to expect from them.

More Reviews

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 29.07.20
1 week 3 days ago

Half Gringa - 'Afraid Of Horses' ft. Gia Margaret

Cub Sport - 'LIKE NIRVANA'
1 week 4 days ago

8/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 28.07.20
1 week 4 days ago

Yves Jarvis - 'For Props'

Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Two Lives'
1 week 5 days ago

8/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 27.07.20
1 week 5 days ago

props - 'Easy'

The Naked And Famous - 'Recover'
1 week 6 days ago

7/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 25.07.20
2 weeks 19 hours ago

Jake Pinto - 'Just Another Minute'

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 24.07.20
2 weeks 1 day ago

Tablefox - 'Desire Or Love'