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Boy Cried Wolf
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 12 October 2013
Absolutely brilliant - 12 Stops' grown up brother. Having struggled to successfully follow up their debut - Join With Us too messy in places, Together We Are made too polished - this is a welcome return. A triumph. The piano on Fall like Rain is a wonderful bit of musical imagery. Other standout tracks are Gloves are Off, Blue Murder and I Just Do - which has a wonderful dramatic build. Not a duff track on the main CD. And its so good that I won't mark it down for the bonus disc - in fairness, it does say its 'outtakes' but I didn't realise quite how rough and unproduced they would sound. Not worth the extra cash! So - buy the very marvelous single CD.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2013
This is a welcome return by The Feeling to their pop oriented sound which was so successful on their debut album Twelve Stops And Home. They've never quite produced an album as consistent as their first in my opinion. Join With Us had some great tracks but a lot of filler on there. Together We Were Made contained some very good singles but the change to a more dance driven sound was misguided. With that record, it almost seemed like The Feeling were trying to reach a different audience but by doing so, somewhat lost the very essence of what made them a great band in the first place. Their fourth studio album, The Boy Cried Wolf brings the piano to the fore a bit more and is a better album because of it. Standout tracks are Blue Murder, Rescue, The Gloves Are Off and I Just Do. There's hints of Supertramp, ELO and Queen with their keyboard driven songs, guitar solos and memorable choruses. The closing song I Just Do is reminiscent of Pink Floyd in places. Overall I think this is a great album which has grown on me with repeated listens. Would definitely recommend for anyone who likes proper pop/rock music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2013
After a (too) long break the lads are back with their own blend of sounds and emotive lyrics. More hard edged than before, but another great album indeed. I bought the deluxe version, which has a bonus CD of studio "jamming" etc, which doesn't cut it for me. Actually switched it off mid play. I wouldn't suggested getting the deluxe version. That said the main album is TOPS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2013
Some reviewers have called this the album of their career. I agree with that statement. If you liked their first album this is worth giving a listen. I have loved all of their albums but this is perhaps the most intriguing. It is like the first album's darker twin. At times this can make it hard to listen too but with enough patience this album does reward. The lyrics are beautiful changing from angry to sad. This feels like The Feeling at their most honest. Beneath the darkness there is always a sense of optimism in their sound and repeated listens never become tiresome. As another reviewer said this is an album that deserves to be heard. And it is! My personal favourites are Gloves Are Off and A Lost Home. The Feeling always seem to give more to their fans than most musicians with nice cd cases and usually double albums. This album is no exception the case is like a book and the 2nd cd includes outakes from studio sessions which are a bit rough and unproduced but offer a different side to the band and are worth a listen. If I was to sum up this album in two words I'd say: Just Great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2013
This album from The Feeling is a brilliant return to form after a few listens it's instantly become a classic. Timeless melodies and sublime vocals
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2013
Listen to this 2 to 3 times and you will grow to love it. It is a beautiful album with heart felt and at times, heart wrenching lyrics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
Took a few plays from start to finish of The Feeling's new album to really appreciate it. Whilst not as commercial as their first two albums, there are still some clever, catchy songs which deserve to be radio hits. These boys deserve continued success.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2013
I was really disappointed with the 3rd album, but the boys are back on form with this one. A Lost Home and Hides in Your Heart are absolutely beautiful. The rest of the album isn't bad either!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 October 2013
12 Stops from Home was a fantastic album. A classic in my opinion. This shouldn't mean that every future `Feeling' album should be compared to it.

The Boy who cried Wolf is very good CD in its own right. It's a much more sombre affair that relies heavily on melancholic piano and emotional vocals, but somehow manages to enrich their identity. This is definitely worth investing in.
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on 22 December 2013
The album is good but they have taken a slightly different direction from their first two albums (I never got to hear their third album). The songs seem less well defined and somehow 'fuzzy' compared to their earlier compositions. What I loved about their first two albums was their clarity of composition - the instruments were clearly defined and the rhythm and colour of the sound whilst being clearly 'pop' was top notch (reminiscent of the Beatles). This offering takes a different approach and whilst it is pleasing to the ear, it doesn't have the vibrancy I have come to expect from The Feeling. The guys in the band will probably disagree as I know they were pleased that the label didn't ask for any changes to the songs on the album so presumably, this is the sound they were looking for. If this had been the first exposure I'd had to their music, I wouldn't have sought out any of their other material. Overall, it's a good album and the guys are clearly talented but I do prefer their earlier sound.
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