2022 Charity Shop Purchases #48 -Feeder - The Singles
How can a band who have released 11 studio albums, 12 compilations, four EPs and 43 singles, spending a combined total of 184 weeks on the singles and albums charts as of 2019, while accumulating 25 top 75 singles between 1997 and 2012 have completely escaped my attention.
I'll fess up I bought this album by Feeder at the same time as Suede mistakingly confusing them with Sleeper! It turns out that they are a Cymro-Japanese rock band (a first for CCM) from Newport (so maybe the Robster is familiar with them)
It's safe to say that they are a bit rockier than what I am used to and have even won two Keerang! awards and have been inducted to their Hall of Fame.
So it was with a degree of apprehension that I decided to give it a listen. I wouldn't say that I was completely surprised but it was a lot better than I thought it would be albeit it was quite relentless listening to all 20 tracks in one sitting. It is a bit like heavy Brit Pop (only Ash do it better) Indeed I may well have heard a track or two off Brit Pop compilations
In all honesty I can't see me playing this often , if at all. I have worse, much worse, but don't think it is going to be a keeper.