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The Invitation (UK comm CD)

The Invitation (UK comm CD)

1 Jan 2004
4.7 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2004
  • Release Date: 17 Jan. 2005
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 51:17
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  • ASIN: B003LWSQR8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,672 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Format: Audio CD
2004 has been a good year for debuts, and this release from Thirteen Senses just tops the lot. I'd heard a couple of the singles earlier in the year and was eagerly anticipating the full album's release. And I haven't been disappointed.
It came out yesterday, and I spent the whole night listening again and again, constantly changing my mind about which track is the best.
A lot of bands get compared to Coldplay, and alas I'm going to have to do the same thing here. It at least gives an idea of what kind of sound they produce. It has similarities to "Parachutes", Coldplay's equally impressive debut, although Will South's vocals are a little more ethereal and fragile (he reminds me of the lead singer from Danish band Mew). They also have a hint of Travis, and are similar to Keane, albeit with guitars.
I bought this album on the strength of the singles, and because I saw that they were supporting Embrace on a forthcoming tour which I'm attending. This album surpasses Embrace's great new offering (Out of Nothing); in fact, it surpasses everything I've bought this year (even Keane).
Finest tracks for me are "Into the fire", "Thru the glass", "The Salt Wound Routine", "Last Forever", and "Automatic". Or 1,2,5,8 and 12 if you prefer.
If you like melodic, moving, inspiring, soaring, and truly musical Indie/rock/pop, then spending a tenner of this fine new masterpiece will be a tenner well spent. You mark my words.
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It is almost certin that Thirteen senses debut album 'The Invitation' will draw comparisons with the likes of Keane and Coldplay etc, and even though I hate comparing one band to another, any band these days that relies heavily on piano and has a lead singer with a soft high pitched voice is going to be compared. Anyway on with the review. First of all let me say that I cannot recomend this record highly enough.
I first heard Thirteen senses wihilst idly flicking through the music channels on my TV. The song i came accross was the opener "Into the fire." (I always leave a band on I don't know so I can see their name come up for future reference) Well after that I was hooked and needed more. Luckily the Thirteen Senses have a good website with more samples and video clips etc. I listened to the samples and waited eagerly for the album release. When it was I snapped it up and slammed it into my CD player. I was greeted to 12 nice enough songs, not brilliant but not rubbish either. Just nice. A little dissapointed I shelved the CD for a few weeks and went back to listening to Keane and The Killers etc. It was only when I decided to give the album a secoand go that I realised that I was listening to something very very special (why i didn't see it in the first place is anybody's guess). What I found upon the second listen was 12 of the most beautiful songs i've heard in many year, from the upbeat 'thru the glass' to the glorious 'The Salt Water Routine' and finally the simply breathtaking 'Automatic' Thirteen senses have created a small masterpiece.
Anyway if my long and probably un-informative review prompts you into buying this CD, let me be the first to say that I don't thing you'll be having any regrets. Just remember to listen to it twice first!
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The single 'Into the Fire' had that "turn it up, turn it up" effect on me the moment I heard it (such beauty lyrically, vocally and instrumentally is rare indeed) and the debut album from which the song is taken by a band not widely acknowledged in the music press and highly under-credited in my view...is no disappointment. I had planned to buy the album purely on the strength of 'Into the Fire' but when it was postponed on Amazon my interest dwindled and as the second single 'Thru the Glass' didn't touch me in quite the same way, as their first release had...I foolishly decided not to risk purchasing such an unknown and previously unproven musical quantity. Not until it was given to me as a gift did I realise what I'd been missing out on.
For me this is a band that would be more seriously damaged by unfair comparisons than most- not only because the recognition they so rightly deserve is still shockingly not being paid to them, but also because very little on The Invitation is similar to ANYTHING else that was released around the same time or that's around at the moment. And without comparisons it's seriously hard to pinpoint exactly where Thirteen Senses deviate from their forebears. But suffice to say, this is an incredibly stylish collection of songs, each imbued with an extraordinary sincerity.
While the various aspects of all the songs fuse perfectly and deconstruction would be a little unfair to the band as a whole and this product of their souls - I must say that Will South has such an amazing voice, unlike anything I've heard before, for me it's a special voice and makes the songs that bit more emotional for me.
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I don't often write reviews but I felt I needed to for this album. Basically, its incredible! I bought it after hearing 'Thru the glass' somewhere. Personally I think this track is immense but the album even tops that. The opening 'Into the fire' gives you an idea of what to expect although not too many of the songs are as upbeat at this. Will South's voice is amazing. Although I'm a massive fan of Coldplay, Keane etc, i'd have to say that Thirteen Senses have the best vocalist of the lot. In way, the music is similar to both Coldplay and Keane although I'd possibly say they sound a like a mixture of these two with a helping of Snow Patrol and a sprinkling of a band called Longview (if you've heard of them). When you're listening to some of the tracks on here, it feels like your invading someones privacy and reading their every thought in their diary, the lyrics and melodies are so moving, no more so than on 'Saving'. This is a beautiful album and I can't recommend it enough to anyone who appreciates this type of music. I have no doubt that these boys are going to be big although at the same time, I don't want to share this album with everyone so god only knows why I'm writing this review. I'm just so annoyed that I didn't manage to get any tickets to see them on tour!
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