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Release date: 11 July 2011
Style: Progressive metal, Alternative metal

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8.4 | 104 votes

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01. Heavens To Murgatroyd
02. Whiskey & Ritalin
03. Musical Chairs
04. Uh-Oh
05. Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow
06. A Loophole In Limbo
07. Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best
08. Short-Haired Tornado
09. The Upset At Bailey Bridge
10. Rikki Tikki Tavi
11. Golden Parachutes
12. Bright Bulbs & Sharp Tools
13. Coppertank Island
14. Three Foolproof Ways To Buy The Farm
15. The Greener Grass
16. Pour The Coal To 'Er [bonus]

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Staff review by
Susan

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If you like prog, no sorry, if you like any melodic metal then Arrows & Anchors has been waiting for you. Fair To Midland is a band who brings a perfectly large variety of styles, moods, and textures but that's not important. What's important is just how damn good it all is.

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published 01.10.2011 | Comments (24)

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Edmund Fogg - 01.10.2011 at 06:40  
  After listening to short haired tornado, I am definetly buying this one.Wow. I can't believe these guys went under my radar for so long. Thank you big fucking time MS!
neonxaos - 07.10.2011 at 02:43  
Rating: 10 This album completely, utterly blows my mind. If this doesn't make it onto some top list for this year, there is NO justice in this world.
Susan - 07.10.2011 at 05:56  
Rating: 10 I'm listening right now for like the 50,000th time. This album is more and more beautiful each time around. And it just warms my heart that so many other people are rocking out and enjoying it as well
BloodTears - 07.10.2011 at 11:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Susan on 07.10.2011 at 05:56

I'm listening right now for like the 50,000th time. This album is more and more beautiful each time around. And it just warms my heart that so many other people are rocking out and enjoying it as well


Well, thank you for sharing that precious little gem!
mz - 15.10.2011 at 23:02  
Rating: 9 Criminally underrated band,Cant blv that they have been playing for more than 10 years and no one have heard anything about them
JÄY - 16.10.2011 at 01:10  
  Not ready for this one yet......gotta get more bored with tradish metal first
Evilquince - 17.10.2011 at 02:40  
  I don't understand all the fuss about this album. I've never listened to these guys before, but wanted to try them since they got so high on 2011's list. There are some great songs, I can't deny, but others are a bit annoying or just average. Plus I've been in the prog mood lately (after a POS gig), so I could bet I'd like this. Dunno, I'll probably give them another chance later, so I won't rate it yet.
PocketMetal - 18.10.2011 at 15:32  
Rating: 9 Great album , I envy these guys ...
Acidjunkie - 21.10.2011 at 15:53  
Rating: 9 I generally find progressive metal rather boring - but this album seems to have something special. Yes it's melodic, yes the production is rather smooth, but the songs are full of interesting sounds and ideas. Recommended.
SOLEHOLE - 23.10.2011 at 18:31  
  There are some records that can be explained, and there are some that need be be listened... this is one of those records. Reminds me of Todd Smiths stuff in DFD and Pokadot Cadaver, which is always a good thing IMO.
The Galactican - 25.10.2011 at 03:52  
Rating: 10 Never heard of these guys until this record. Totally impressed! Very original sound, lots of polish, and killer vocals.
malaikat - 07.11.2011 at 15:10  
Rating: 8 Nothing special, which is dissapointing after the last album. For me it's an 8 just because I love their style and some parts are quite well-written (mostly intros and some interludes), but that's about it. In some parts they actually sound generic, which I cannot even fathom, bearing in mind the awesomeness of the previous release.
If I was a first time listener, i would probably go with a 6 or 7.
Risto - 07.11.2011 at 15:29  
Rating: 8
Written by malaikat on 07.11.2011 at 15:10

In some parts they actually sound generic, which I cannot even fathom, bearing in mind the awesomeness of the previous release.

I agree that some songs sound slightly generic but overall I could get into this one better than Fables. It wasn't enough to the point. For me they matured quite a bit with this one.
malaikat - 07.11.2011 at 15:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Risto on 07.11.2011 at 15:29

Written by malaikat on 07.11.2011 at 15:10

In some parts they actually sound generic, which I cannot even fathom, bearing in mind the awesomeness of the previous release.

I agree that some songs sound slightly generic but overall I could get into this one better than their debut. There was just too much of those obscure clean interlude guitars which caused it to be less to the point. For me they matured quite a bit with this one.


Yes, I agree that they have matured, and I salute and respect that. It's just that I expected another "insanity all over the place" album, filled with the sort of energy which first releases usually have.
A&A it's not a bad album by any standards, I just prefer the debut more.
silenius - 12.11.2011 at 18:44  
Rating: 9 Fuck i can´t stop listening to this album, it´s stuck in my head forever

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