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Scars & Stories, The Fray

Scars & Stories – The Fray

February 7th, 2012

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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Pop

Released: Feb 07, 2012

Customer Ratings
     

(260 Ratings)

Essentials

The Fray
The Fray

'00s Adult Alternative
'00s Adult Alte..

Rock: 2006
Rock: 2006






Scars & Stories – The Fray

Name Artist Time Price
1.

Heartbeat Fray 3:40 $1.29
2.

The Fighter Fray 4:20 $1.29
3.

Turn Me On Fray 3:02 $1.29
4.

Run for Your Life Fray 3:58 $1.29
5.

The Wind Fray 4:14 $1.29
6.

1961 Fray 3:54 $1.29
7.

I Can Barely Say Fray 4:20 $1.29
8.

Munich Fray 3:57 $1.29
9.

Here We Are Fray 3:31 $1.29
10.

48 to Go Fray 3:22 $1.29
11.

Rainy Zurich Fray 3:48 $1.29
12.

Be Still Fray 2:48 $1.29


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Our Review

On its third album, The Fray journeys across physical and emotional landscapes as it fortifies its music with a bolder production approach. Producer Brendan O’Brien pushes The Fray toward a more muscular, aggressive sound while retaining the graceful piano interludes that defined the band’s earlier work. Lead singer Isaac Slade continues to project a heroic (if tormented) presence in defiantly idealistic numbers like “Heartbeat,” “Here We Are,” and “The Fighter.” He takes on a seafarer's spirit in “The Wind” and delivers a compelling romantic vignette in “Rainy Zurich.” The band’s underlying Christian faith is expressed most clearly in the stately, hymn-like “Be Still.” At its best, The Fray has the power to disarm the most cynical listener with a heartfelt ballad—it does that here in “I Can Barely Say,” a falsetto-tinged confession of need draped with dramatic orchestration. Big in sound and ambitious in scope, Scars & Stories aims for a wide audience but doesn’t lose its humanity in the process.

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Customer Reviews

The Fray has done it again! (4 stars)

Another album full of hits. Definitely with the buy. The second half of the album (I can barely say to be still) is exceptionally strong. Standouts/future singles- the fighter, I can barely say, here we are, and best of all rainy Zurich, despite the different singer.


Great album! (5 stars)

After much speculation of what exactly would be The Fray's new music release (i.e., covers album, EPs), Fray fans got words of official Scars & Stories news in mid-September. A long wait from September to February, but a wait worth the while. The Fray completely hit it out of the park with this one. A great album, and definitely worth it.

Personal favorites: Rainy Zurich, 48 to Go, Munich, 1961


Amazing. (5 stars)

The Fray never disappoints, and once again comes out with another solid album.


Biography

Formed: 2002 in Denver, CO
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '00s, '10s

By pitching their music somewhere between the arena-friendly style of U2 and the mature pop/rock of bands like Maroon 5 and Counting Crows, the Fray rose to commercial prominence with their 2005 debut, How to Save a Life. The Denver-based band had formed three years prior, when former schoolmates Isaac Slade (vocals, piano) and Joe King (guitar, vocals) unexpectedly bumped into each other at a local music store. The pair began a series of two-man jam sessions and soon expanded their lineup with two…

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Top Songs By The Fray

Name Album Time Price
1.

How to Save a Life How to Save a Life 4:22 $1.29
2.

You Found Me The Fray 4:01 $1.29
3.

Over My Head (Cable Car) How to Save a Life 3:56 $1.29
4.

Never Say Never The Fray 4:16 $1.29
5.

Look After You How to Save a Life 4:26 $1.29
6.

All At Once How to Save a Life 3:47 $1.29
7.

Heartbeat Scars & Stories (Deluxe Ver.. 3:40 $1.29
8.

Be Still Scars & Stories (Deluxe Ver.. 2:49 $1.29
9.

She Is How to Save a Life 3:56 $1.29
10.

Syndicate The Fray 3:29 $1.29


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