Album Review: The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It

Marks-to-Prove-MaccabeesThe Maccabees – Marks To Prove It

Indie Rock

55%

On Marks To Prove It, London Indie band The Maccabees sound like a band trying to make a statement, but without any idea what that statement should be. I’ve never known an album be both emotional and disconnected at the same time. Instead of channelling their feelings into a meaningful song, the whole album is full of vague distain. It’s not even ‘Catcher in the Rye’ in album format, I won’t give it that much credit, instead of polarising people into ‘Love It’ and ‘Hate it’ camps it just comes across as empty and uninteresting. It’s not devoid of good moments, the title track is likable and undoubtedly the most energetic song and ‘River Song’ has an interesting brass section, but as a whole the album is rather boring. It lacks character, it lacks meaning, it lacks an edge and I feel like it is a half-hearted effort from the band.

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