Monday, April 02, 2007

Take A Picture Of Me, Show It To Everyone. No More Pictures Of You, No More Love No More Setting Sun.



You want to know why 12 Memories is my favorite Travis album? Probably because not too many other people consider it theirs. As the most underrated album in their catologue, Fran Healy & Co. expertly transmit feelings of dread, loss, depression and confusion while dragging the listener down the drain with them. We're talking shit creek with no paddles. 12M also finds the band at their performing peak; playing with such intensity and drive that you almost feel like you're in a cramped recording studio with the band, hovering and hunched over your own misery. This record came to me at a time in my life when I was unsure of myself and my surroundings. It fed off my fear and propelled me into a tailspin that that took a lot of effort to pull out of. But looking back, I have a special place in my heart for this collection of songs. Even though they scarred my heart. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Travis: Somewhere Else

Travis: Happy To Hang Around

Travis: Quicksand

Travis: Love Will Come Through


{{BONUS!!! New track off of the forthcoming Boy With No Name out May 7th}}

Travis: Closer

3 Comments:

Anonymous Valerie said...

I love this album too! It does have a dark mood, but I can listen to the whole thing straight.

I didn't even know they were still around.

Thanks

5:00 PM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Me too! Hope you'll pick up the new album when it comes out...I know I will. Thx for reading!

6:17 PM  
Blogger five46 said...

The first time I listened to a Travis
track was only recently, the song from their latest album "3 times and you lose" and say what... I really loved it...
Now am listenin to "Re-offender", I'm really impressed by their music. One of me favorites now.

kEeP rOcK!nG!!!

10:27 AM  

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