12 Memories review by Travis

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  • Released: Oct 14, 2003
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.9 (9 votes)
Travis: 12 Memories

Sound — 10
This fourth album release from Travis shows them from a darker side, but still with the same kind of music (indie, pop/rock). For the first time Fran wrote songs on another instrument than the acoustic guitar - the piano. It results in a bigger variety of sounds. Frans (really nice) piano can be heard on "Walking down the hill", "How many hearts", "Somewhere else", and last but definitely not least "Some sad song". Some sad song is the hidden track, the 12th memory, and it is a very beautiful ballad. "The beautiful occupation" of "peace the f*** out" are some true anti-war songs... In my opinion the best song are "Happy to hang around", "somewhere else", "Love will come through", "Some sad song", "Midlife krysis", "Re-offender", and the rest... eheh they are all cool.

Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are kinda sad, but they're cool. "Some sad song" about the catolic church("in the church, one day youll get hurt"). As mentioned above, "The beautiful occupation" and "Peace the f*** out" are about world peace and war, the other songs are about different things in life.

Overall Impression — 10
This album is definitely worth buying. I think is the second best album from Travis (after "The man who"). It is not as easy to listen to as the other album from them, but not hard either. It is the kind of album that gets better and better every time you listen to it. Keep on moving Travis! I'm looking forward to the next single release "Love will come through...

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