Feeder's last album - 2002's Comfort in Sound - carried a heavyweight emotional punch thanks to the suicide of drummer Jon Lee. Curiously, three years on, Pushing the Senses covers much the same lyrical ground. Bitter Glass finds singer/guitarist Grant Nicholas pondering "solitary blossom, reminders of a friend", while the quietly turbulent Tumble and Fall confesses: "Life's not the same, since you went away." It's difficult not to be moved by Frequency, a poem to Lee which pictures the departed sticksman "lying awake on top of silver clouds".
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