Feeder - Pushing The Senses (CD, Album)
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Far removed from the upbeat power-pop of breakthrough Echo Park, Senses owes a greater debt to the sound of Americas mid-west, jumbled Album) with some quintessentially British song-writing.
The words may be slightly ham-fisted "tumble and fall, together we crawl"but the melody catches so brilliantly that the actual lyrical content doesnt matter amidst the soulful verse and explosive chorus. This style of downbeat MOR with epic refrains continues throughout most of the album with only "Pilgrim Soul" forcing out any energy, the rest demonstrating the same quiet restraint that Grant has adopted for his vocals.
Whilst the noise has been toned down from their days as festival stalwarts, the sound is still grand, almost stadium sized, but in a more considered and less sweaty way. From the ten songs here its difficult to pick stand outs as the quality is un-wavering and the overall sound is very easy to listen to. This record is awful. Pushing The Senses is a record that should delight, especially coming of the back of a great album like Comfort In Sound, but where Echo Park was too poppy, Pushing The Senses is just too damn boring.
Basically, the music is dreary and dull, even the song titles are bleak Dove Grey Sands? In closing, this is the worst Feeder album by far and shows that they are heading in the direction of uninspired and sludgy indie-ballads. Rank: for Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Against Me! White Crosses. Laura Jane Grace Heart Burns. Young Pioneers On Trial. Grant later added "Each album is a journey and a reflection of the past, there is some stuff that touches on what has happened, but there are songs about love, songs of loss and songs about the future.
I don't want to give too much away but there's one track called "Bitter Glass". Its quite dark but uplifting too. It's about pulling yourself out of a big hole". The song was recorded with the vocal and an acoustic guitar at first, and then the other parts of the music built around it.
In an interview with the band's official website Feederweb, Grant explained that " Feeling a Moment ", was played back with the intro playing backwards, in which he explained: "This was one of the first songs written for the album. I actually started recording that song in the studio on my own at the Crypt. The song was written at home, as soon as I had that intro, the vocal "woo who" bit—what ever you want to call it—that was a really important hook for the song.
Its about life in general and how you deal with it. It covers the journey of life and how you Feeder - Pushing The Senses (CD to take the ups with the downs. It took me a long time to finish it, to be happy with it, because the song went through various stages. It was a completely one take vocal, live with the acoustic guitar and we built everything else around it. It is an acoustic track that grew into what it is now. So that was the only song that we recorded like that on the album, so it is a bit different for that reason and is probably why it has an organic feel to it".
The second single, "Feeling a Moment", received a positive review Feeder - Pushing The Senses (CD Q magazine, in which the song was compared to " Beautiful Day " by U2in which Paul Brannigan stated that the song "Has the optimistic soaring feel of U2's Beautiful Day Grant stated he wanted the album to end so the listener wanted the album to last longer,  but also leave the listener with the feeling that "you have been on a really nice journey" and that it "felt like the perfect outro".
Feeder - Pushing The Senses (CD song "Morning Life" is featured at the ending of the film Remember the Daze. Pushing the Senses received mixed reviews from music critics.
In a review for DotmusicChris Heath Feeder - Pushing The Senses (CD that "Feeder are in danger of being a schizophrenic band, unrecognisable from their once 'trademark' sound and prone to style swings on a whim. In a review for BBC. Both have Coldplay inspired soaring vocals and catchy melodies, but a little of their lyrical hand wringing seems to have crept in too", and later said "That's not to say the album is bad, because there is a lot to like here.
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