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5.0 out of 5 stars
You hear what you want to hear, 19 Jan 2005
Why do people become so concerned with bands changing? If they produce the same kind of material on every album they make, they get accused of being unoriginal, stale and samey. If they change their sound from album to album then they get lambasted for that too, is there a situation where the band can come up trumps?
This album is incredibly strong, all the songs are good bar none, it gels very well as a record and is easy to listen to all the way through without skipping any tracks. Sure it's more melancholic than their previous work but it shows that they have more strings to their bow. Im a big fan of Polythene but that doesnt mean I can't appreciate this effort, as different as it is. Theres no need to bash this album as being too mellow for a Feeder record because this is something they obviously felt they had to do and unlike many of their contemporaries they pull it off spectacularly, with all the emotion feeling very, very real.
I wonder, if people had heard this record with no previous knowledge of Feeder's work, would they like it more?