I have amused myself today. I have realised that I keep being surprised at how good the music is (well the vast majority of it anyway) that I am discoving as I work my way through my iPhone list.
What did I expect? That all these years I have been mysteriously accumulating a right load of rubbish?
I couldn't help but smile when I started listening to my two albums by The Feeling today and thought 'blimey – this lot is really cracking'. Obviously the music elves have magically placed excellent listening fare on my iPhone in the dark of the night. I couldn't possibly have had anything to do with it myself….
Well, I've been blown away by the fabulousness of these two albums – this really is proper pop music, isn't it.
A great overall sound, which breaks down into fantastic individuals lines – often juicy piano and bass lines; interesting lead vocals; closely and smoothly harmonised backing vocals, varied light and shade within tracks, moving from the minimal to the anthemic. Wow – there's so much listening available here. And quite a nostalgic feel too. Hints at various of Madness, The Undertones, Keane, Queen, The Motors, Fleetwood Mac, 10CC, Supertramp, ELO – all in a good way.
Favourite tracks include Same Old Stuff, Helicoptor, I Thought It Was Over (toe tapping to die for!) and Join With Us although the truth is that there is not one single song which I don't like.
And as for Blue Piccadilly, well, it's a creative deliciousness of ear candy. Why have I not been listening to this on a constant loop all my life? Project LT has been totally worth it just to discover this little beauty. Talk about Top Rated Track – this is Mount Everest. 🙂
So whatever it was that prompted me to buy these two albums in the first place, I'm glad I went with it. Or maybe my local elves have simply got exceptionally good taste….