Twelve Stops And Home review by The Feeling

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  • Released: Jul 4, 2006
  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.9 (16 votes)
The Feeling: Twelve Stops And Home

Sound — 7
Normaly, after listening non-stop to an indie album you suddenly realise it gets a bit repetetive, and too many have album fillers. But, after a few weeks of listening to this on your ipod or CD player you can't help but singing along to a song. This is because The Feeling vary which songs have which emotion. Okay, turn away in disgust at my feeble attempts to tell you about soul moving music but the tracks vary in extreme ways. There are cheery, happy songs like " I Love It When You Call" or "Never Be Lonely" But also the slow piano-y (excuse my french) sad songs, especially like "Ros" or "Blue Piccadilly". So they have ways of changing emotions with music. however if you are a cheery, happy, sing-a-long person this is an album you need and also for the sad, lonely, hum-a-long person. Although some of you may disagree (strongly) this album bares extreme resemblance to Keane's first Album Hopes and Fears.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are easily remembered and fun to sing along with. However in this album, Dan Gillespie Sells, uses his dramatic bold vocal chords to be leader of a 3 part harmony which on many of the tracks sound perfectly timed and pitched. Many songs work on a "find words that rhyme" basis, which involves making a sentence and spending a year to make it rhyme with another and when listening to them you can almost hear how they would write the song. However in these songs it is plainly obvious that no rhyming words were fixed into place and the song was written freely.

Overall Impression — 9
With many variations of tracks on this album, you can only compare certain parts to certain other aspects of other artists work. It has to be said that many of these tunes have riffs or voice work which is unforgettable. So as reccomended early I finish the article by saying it is a well made well structured album and has variations for a lot of different tastes.

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