Feathers - Dead Meadow
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  • Summary: This is the fourth studio disc for the Washington D.C. psych-rock outfit, who are now a four-piece with the addition of guitarist Cory Shane.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
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  1. Feathers is a thousand times more focused and mature than [Shivering King], and it's all for the better.
  2. Haunting, gorgeously inward-looking, yet laced with memorable melodies, Feathers is Dead Meadow's strongest work ever and an early contender for one of 2005's best records.
  3. Mesmerisingly beautiful. [2 Apr 2005, p.50]
  4. It practically goes without saying that fans of guitar heavy psychedelia and mind-altering substances will find plenty to enjoy here.
  5. 70
    It would seem the sun has risen over Dead Meadow and the flowers are finally in bloom. [#67, p.90]
  6. The disc essentially finds the now-quartet cleaning up and living right and letting the world see them as they are; their tracks are marked by much clean-fingered guitar playing (the added guitar meaning there's six-stringing back-and-forth) and only a recreational use and abuse of wah.
  7. They've built upon the calm, dreamy songcraft that highlighted previous efforts, but the risky sludgefeasts have lost much of their psychedelic bluster, sounding instead like mellowed-out Mudhoney B-sides.

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  1. CharlieCW
    Jun 17, 2006
    10
    I'm not really rating the album, I'm rating how amazing they are live. Last night I saw them live at the Black Cat opening for Blue I'm not really rating the album, I'm rating how amazing they are live. Last night I saw them live at the Black Cat opening for Blue Cheer. I was standing right next to the speaker so I good really feel it and it was amazing. One of the best shows I've ever been to. Expand
  2. StaceyH
    Jan 10, 2006
    9
    My true love for this album compels me to give it a 10, but to be fair and objective, i'll give it a 9. The album from start to finish My true love for this album compels me to give it a 10, but to be fair and objective, i'll give it a 9. The album from start to finish is a coherent gathering of well structured songs, evocotive of a mood that music has lacked for far too long. This is meant to be heard in one long sit-down session, perceptive of the peaks, valleys, and spaces in between. The main criticism of this as opposed to the former album is that it is toned down a bit, and I think in this case it is a good thing; the arrangement of these songs represents the best showing of talent that Dead Meadow has produced to date. The only thing I did not like was the next to last track, with all it's uesless noise. I really don't like noise tracks that much. Expand
  3. MarkM
    Mar 5, 2005
    8
    Ok so I am the drummer's Dad, but the critics thought so too!
  4. Apr 1, 2012
    8
    Dead Meadow craft an intelligent, psychedelic outing with Feathers. Each track seems to hold a different mood but it all flows together in theDead Meadow craft an intelligent, psychedelic outing with Feathers. Each track seems to hold a different mood but it all flows together in the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it the whole way through. B+ Expand
  5. JRossi
    Apr 1, 2005
    7
    Still good, but it's no Shivering King. Less dense and forboding than previous albums, this one foats like a feather and stings like one Still good, but it's no Shivering King. Less dense and forboding than previous albums, this one foats like a feather and stings like one too. The terrific moments hit like a tsunami last time, this time like the kiddie pool. Expand