Feel Good Together

Album Review of Feel Good Together by Drummer.

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Feel Good Together


Feel Good Together by Drummer

Release Date: Sep 20, 2009
Record label: Audio Eagle
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alternative

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Feel Good Together - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Under The Radar - 80
Based on rating 8/10

A supergroup made up of drummers brings to mind all the wrong images: primarily that of multiple rotating drum kits with an absurd amount of toms, banging out hour-long solos that were only originally created as a way for everyone else in the band to go backstage and do blow. Luckily Drummer is not that band. .

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Pitchfork - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10

Earlier this year, five drummers from different Ohio-based groups got together to form their own band. They wrote some songs in the spring, recorded in the summer, and released their debut in the fall. I'd make a joke about drummers always rushing the beat, but the resulting album, Feel Good Together, sounds remarkably fleshed out, full of smart, focused, propulsive indie art-rock sounds that sound both purposeful and adventuresome.

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Prefix Magazine - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10

It’s probably the nuttiest gimmick for an album and collaborative group you’ll hear all year: Drummer is made up of five Ohio-based drummers, the most well-known (as far as drummers can be “well-known”) being Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. And while the idea of teaming five drummers on a record leads to thoughts of Nick Cannon-ready drum workouts (and they said a Drumline reference could never be done), what’s surprising here is how much Feel Good Together sounds like some lost dispatch from the nascent days of ‘90s indie rock. For a drummer, Drummer lead singer Jon Finley (drummer in Party of Helicopters) has a pretty good voice (read: OK), alternately sounding like he just woke up from a hell of a bender or like he just got the ever-living shit kicked out of him.

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