Feeder - The Singles Album Review
Feeder The Singles Album Review
Feeder have always been one of those bands that on their day can cause a storm, produce some of the best Rock tracks going. Feeder have most certainly had the ups and the downs but have come through it. Feeder were on the verge of being something massive, but the tragic circumstances of John Lee committing suicide rocked the band massively and all though they carried on the pain of loosing such a close friend transpired through their music. Four years down the road now and it looks as if Feeder have found that Rock feeling again!
Now though they have decided to release an album of their singles, surprisingly enough called 'The Singles'. To help promote this they have already released a new single 'Lost And Found', and for those people out there who doubted Feeder just have a listen to this. If you didn't know any better then you would be asking if this just going to be an old Feeder demo. No, this is very fresh and shows that Grant and Taka are back on top form. I mean lets be honest this a album full of Singles so it's not going to be a s**t album is it.
The opening track; 'Come Back Around' was the first release for Feeder since the death of the drummer and this was going to dictate the new direction that the band were ready to under take. This was not really a band thing, but when things happen in your life, you change as a person and these two guys just changed as a band. A bit less Rock in the songs, and with more serious lyrics to the songs. Tracks that were to follow this mould, are all on 'The Singles' like 'Just The Way I'm Feeling' and 'Forget about Tomorrow'.
What can you say about tracks such as 'Buck Rodgers'!? it's a pure quality rock out tune. Not forgetting 'Just A Day', if anyone actually remembers the video it was basically all the fans in their bedrooms rocking out, miming to the track. So Feeder are about rocking out and being there for the fans and hopefully having a good time along the way. 'Shatter' again in same style with fantastic guitar riffs and just the general Feeder sound. Wait though this album would not be complete without 'Seven Days In The Sun', I mean come on!!! when you hear this in a car you have to crank up the sounds and shout from the top of your lungs.
What can you say, any Feeder fan will go out & buy this and as for the people out there who like the odd song, well, they will go out buy this too and realise there are quite a lot of songs on there that they didn't know they actually sang. So many tracks not mentioned, just go out and get the album.
Feeder The Singles Echo
Whatever the strengths of Feeder albums, there is little doubt that their brand of anthemic rock works particularly well on 4 or 5 songs per album. Those 4 or 5 songs, however, are a match for any band. Here, those songs are collected, along with 3 new songs, to great effect. This is a 20 song album where no skips are required - one inventive sweeping rock song follows another. You can hear the band's evolution during over the course of the album, with more layers of emotional depth added to the newer songs - the older songs, like Buck Rogers ('He's got a brand new car...') still work really well. If you buy the limited edition, the DVD includes videos of all the songs. If you have never bought Feeder before, this is an essential disc. If you have, you already know how great this will be. Britain's best rock band?