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Like Meeting An Old Friend
on 16 September 2013
There's something comforting about a Travis album. A sense of familiarity that allows you to relax, sit back, and enjoy the music. Even the Fran Healy album Wreckorder felt like a Travis album, and it's this consistency that keeps fans coming back for more.
There are touches of innovation on this album, but you could easily play this in shuffle mode with The Invisible Band, The Man Who, and The Band With No Name, and you wouldn't lose any sense of the Travis style.
You could argue that a band that has stayed largely unchanged in terms of style is a band standing still, but when the melodies and arrangements are this beautiful, I think any Travis fan would be disappointed if it didn't sound "just like Travis".
Like an old friend you haven't seen in a while, you want them to be as good as you remember. Thankfully, Travis have grown old gracefully, and this album is proof that you can't have too much of a good thing.