With this latest album I now have all 5 studio albums that Travis have made. Good Feeling was a fantastic debut album. Their next album The Man who, was panned by critics before release but the Public loved it and the album went on to sell Millions, with classics like Driftwood, Why does it always Rain on me,Turn and Writing to Reach You. Their next album was The Invisible Band which was another good album.
12 memories was released four years ago. It was a big departure from The Man Who. Travis seemed to Drift away apart from a brief appearance at Live 8. In the mean time, bands who were influenced by Travis like Coldplay, Snow Patrol and Keane have released succesful albums. This album is a return to form for Travis it is better than their previous two albums.
It gets better with every listen Selfish Jean is incredibly catchy, Big Chair, Battleships( a song about not seeing eye to eye in relationships) , Eyes Wide Open and the single Closer are the standout tracks.
Travis are back in their rightful place. If you have owned a Travis album, the boy with no name deserves to be in your collection. Those who are new to Travis should start off with The Man Who and then get this.
I'm very happy with this album and i'm sure it will sell well.