Enough of the small talk, after listening to the 12 tracks on 'Comfort In Sound,' the first thing that strikes me is the definite honesty and positive energy that come out of this record.
All eyes have been on Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose after the tragic death of drummer Jon Lee early this year, yet they have emerged seemingly much stronger producing a beautifully crafted record which not only emphasizes the devastation of the personal loss of Jon in tracks such as 'Come Back Around'....(I miss you around,) yet also touches older Feeder fans, as many tracks on the new album seem to have influences which stem from Feeder's old material. Tracks such as 'Helium' contain the angst and rawness which drove the record 'Swim,' where as similarly 'Forget about tomorrow,' and 'Godzilla' could easily have been tracks on 'Polythene.' This is far from a negative identification, 'Comfort in Sound' is far from a follow up to 'Yesterday Went Too Soon,' or 'Echo Park,' but a step forward for Feeder. It's a truly great collection of 12 songs, fuelled by love, emotion, tragedy and ultimately positivity. Whether you're a Feeder fan from the early days of 'Swim' as far back as 1995, or you've recently discovered the band through their more recent material is irrelevant. 'Comfort in Sound' is definitely worth listening to.
As one of the final tracks on the album, 'Find the Colour' really emphasises the underlying emotions of Feeder's new album and 'it just feels, so damn good.'
It really is an impressive 6th album (if you include the EP's 'Two Colours' and 'Swim') and there is no doubt that it is Feeder's best and most influential record to date.
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