It is a grower, when I first heard it I wasn't sure. Now I can't get the songs out of my head. I had the same experience with The Killers "Day and Age", took time to grow on me (and I love Hot Fuss and Sam's Town).
This album has been so brutally underrated. Makes you wonder who they've upset in the music/radio business to be treated so badly by the radio play-lists. They don't feature in BBC Radio 1's and BBC Radio 2 have only got A Hundred Sinners on play-list B.
The tracks on this album have been beautifully crafted. They've experimented with different sounds, but they are undeniably The Feeling.
Stand out tracks -
Track 1 - Set My World On Fire, has a wonderful African drum-beat to it, the rhythm pulls you into it. You can imagine a video similar to Savage Garden's Animal, a big street carnival.
Track 2 - Dance For The Light, with vocals from Roisin Murphy, lovely little electropop number.
Track 4 - Leave Me Out Of It, Sophie Ellis Bextor lends some vocals. This track has been featured in performances on some TV shows. A cracking duet.
Track 6 - Searched Every Corner, very catchy.
Track 7 - A Hundred Sinners, strong piano and catchy melody.
Track 9 - Say No, again strong piano, simple, perfect.
Track 10 - Back Where I Came From, how could anyone not like this track?!
Track 12 - Love and Care, could be wrong, but is this The Feeling trying to be Paul McCartney? Right to the child at the end.
Track 13 - Undeniable, a fantastic final track featuring the album title in its lyrics. Building slow, getting bigger. But unfortunately fades out... argh! Big mistake, should have had a proper ending!
Oh lets face it, 3, 5, 8 and 11 are also brilliant - all 13 tracks are excellent!
Also worth noting, if you buy the deluxe edition, you get ANOTHER 12 tracks. Amongst which is Virtually Art featuring Betty Boo, yes Betty Boo!
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