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The Feeling Album Reviews 3out of 5
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Twelve Stops And Home

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Destined to be this year's "love them or hate them" band, The Feeling unashamedly plunder the current trend for Guilty Pleasures with a record that is a direct homage to 1970s-style MOR music. Taken as a whole, 'Twelve Stops From Home' is a decent record, containing a few tracks which make the nostalgia trip worthwhile but equally so they have a tendency to wallow in the kind of sentimental slush that gave the genre its maligned reputation. On the positive side, the upbeat 'Never Be Lonely' and 'Fill My Little World' contain strong piano hooks and lighter than air harmonies whilst 'Sewn' is the emotional centrepiece; its verses strong enough to hold up a simple "na na na na" chorus and this quality of song will surely serve them well for the future. On the debit side, the album is far too long; 'Love It When You Call' is too simplistic whereas 'Rosť' is soporific and the attempt at a big finale ('Blue Picadilly') mistakes overblown whimsy for a decent tune. So, overall, it's a record with its fair share of merit but one which ultimately fails to consolidate on the promise of some fine early singles.
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  Track Listing
01 I Want You Now
02 Never Be Lonely
03 Fill My Little World
04 Kettle's On
Standout Track Sewn
06 Anyone
07 Strange
08 Love It When You Call
09 Rosť
10 Same Old Stuff
11 Helicopter
12 Blue Picadilly

Standout Track = Standout Track

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