Swim: Re-Surfaced Review

artist: feeder date: 06/08/2006 category: compact discs
feeder: Swim: Re-Surfaced
Release Date: Dec 11, 2001
Label: Roadrunner International
Genres: Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
Number Of Tracks: 11
It was a very short album with about 6 track on. This version, the 'Re-Surfaced' version was put out later with additional tracks.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 8.9 
 Reviewer rating:
 8.3 
 Users rating:
 9.5 
 Votes:
 4 
review (1) 3 comments vote for this album:
overall: 8.3
Swim: Re-Surfaced Reviewed by: rpquincey, on june 08, 2006
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Sound: Swim was the first album Feeder put out and is not as well known as the others. It was a very short album with about 6 track on. This version, the 'Re-Surfaced' version was put out later with additional tracks. This album is a far cry from the recent albums 'Pushing the Senses' and 'Comfort in Sound' with nearly all the tracks being quite rocky including the fantastic 'Stereo World' with its heavily distorted verses and then the sudden slowed down, atmospheric chorus. However, when the tracks do slow down they are just as brilliant, 'Swim' for example is a simple but stupidly effective song, with just Grant at the mic singing, and an acoustic guitar, whilst 'Elegy' also has a great acoustic guitar riff running through it. A great mix of fast, lively rock songs and calm melodic songs that put Feeder well above the rest. // 8

Lyrics: Lyrics have always been Feeders strong point, and you can see that this have been true since they began. The lyrics in this album are again a mixture of very soulful, deep words and the catchy ones. However its not the lyrics themself that are the fort of this album, its the way they are sung. There is an incredible vocal range delivered from Grant Nicholas, from the softly spoken, clean and crisp 'Swim' to the vocoder assisted sounds of 'W.I.T. (Women in Towels)'. Excellent lyrics delivered brilliantly, but not as many 'Stand out' lyrics as there is seen in 'Comfort in Sound' and 'Pushing the Senses'. // 8

Overall Impression: An excellent album especially this 'Re-Surfaced' album with additional tracks from the 'Polythene' album. Definately not the best of their albums, and possibly not the best place for any new Feeder fan to start or casual Feeder fans. For them I would reccommend 'The Singles', 'Comfort In Sound' and 'Echo Park'. However with fantasticaly catchy songs such as 'Stereo World', 'Shade' and 'Word Asleep' and the chilled out melodies of 'Swim', 'Elegy' and 'Forgiven' this is another killer album and I would happily reccommend it to anyone. // 9

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