Kicking off their fourth decade as a band, Scottish indie rock stalwarts Travis get back to basics with album number nine, 10 Songs. With frontman Fran Healey back in primary songwriter mode, the record benefits from this singular vision, providing that familiar warmth and intimacy that has endeared them to fans since the turn of the 21st century. Heartfelt and unfettered, 10 Songs provides the full range of what Travis can deliver, from the passionately urgent to the bleedingly sensitive.
Even when Healy sings, "I woke up feeling shit this morning" on "No Love Lost," the words are set to a sparse yet pleasing piano melody that somehow works as the album's closing track. The sentiments and subjects have changed over the years, but Healy's ability to craft a radio-ready earworm has never left. (http://www.travisonline.com ) Author rating: 7/10 Name Required Email Required, will not be published URL Remember my personal information
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