Comfort In Sound
released: 10.21.02 (uk)
our score: 2.5 out of 5.0
after the bands drummer committed suicide, Feeder have opened
a new chapter in their history with the release of a positive,
yet reflective, studio album.
A huge event
to recover from, Feeder still desperately miss the influence of
Jon Lee, who took his own life on January 7 at his Miami home.
And new single "Come Back Around" seems to jointly mark
his passing and Feeders longing to bring him back as frontman
Grant Nicholas sings the heartfelt words Come back around/
I miss you. These are sentimental words in a powerful and
evocative guitar-blazing single that gets the band onto top form
again following previous radio high-points such as "Insomnia,"
"Buck Rogers" and "Yesterday Went Too Soon."
But much of
Comfort In Sound loses such directness, succumbing to the
lazy, dreary rock ballad that sounds too much like other stuff
that has gone before and been better. The title track is as guilty
as anything, with other poor efforts including "Forget About
Tomorrow" and the opener, "Just the Way Im Feeling."
it out, there is heavy rock to be found in "Godzilla"
and "Helium," with beautiful tunes hiding away in "Find
All in all,
this is a mixed album that just falls short of being mixed up.
But its good to see Feeder back in action, much as drummer
Jon will be missed and still dominate much of the press that the
complicated new album, Grant Nicholas said: Theres
a lot of emotions on this record. Theres love and theres
tragedy. Certainly on half of this record there are a lot of lyrics
that were definitely fuelled by emotions that I felt. An
emotional victory, then. But musically, the jury is still very
liked Comfort in Sound...
Just The Way Im Feeling
2. Come Back Around
4. Child In You
5. Comfort In Sound
6. Forget About Tomorrow
7. Summers Gone
9. Quick Fade
10. Find The Colour
11. Love Pollution