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Monday, October 20, 2008

Some more masculine post : Travis



Remember Travis ? Yes. Sing. Side. Flowers in the Window. Why Does It Always Rain On Me ? These are some of their biggest hits, to name a few.


This band was big around 2001 when they released The Invisible Band (right when I went on a class trip to Austria, how bizarre and unrelated). Then they became less big. They released another album (12 Memories) with great songs on it, but maybe with less instant-hits than on the the previous one.


Next thing I know, they released a new album (Ode To J Smith, in September) which flopped big time in the UK charts. Surprinsingly however the album is nothing but great. It's more "rock" but they haven't lost that sharp sense of melody-making. Well I really like that band. They're like good friends I had forgotten about but had good memories with, and then suddenly I recall why we were such good friends. First single Something Anything, if not perfect, is really enjoyable on a Monday night. Chinese Blues is really great, as is J. Smith. The guitare lines are not too aggressive but yet more punchy than what they got us used to. Overall the album goes on quite smoothly and before you know it you've hit the repeat button. A mi le gusta.


Découvrez Travis!


Découvrez Travis!


Découvrez Travis!


Découvrez Travis!


Above is the video for Something Anything. Low budget, it seems...

Buy Something Anything on Itunes or wherever you like.

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