Fed - Plush
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. As nourishing as it is satisfying, Fed will leave you craving more.
  2. For Fed, [Hayes] recruited everyone from veteran R&B arranger Tom Tom MMLXXXIV to jazz session drummer Morris Jennings to stalwart indie noisemaker Steve Albini to create a record as rich, complex, and ornate as the previous record was simple and spare.
  3. Hayes’ performance on this album is so stellar one wonders why others don’t shoot this high.
  4. 100
    Fed is beautifully excessive, ornamented with dazzling soul/pop arrangements. [Sep 2008, p.114]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    If Liam Hayes intended his second album to be ambitious, inspiring and gripping then he succeeded superbly. Right from the opening chord 'Fed'If Liam Hayes intended his second album to be ambitious, inspiring and gripping then he succeeded superbly. Right from the opening chord 'Fed' is a powerful piece of work, the whole album merging together as almost a symphony of guitar strings, percussion, brass and Hayes' course, gentle vocals. The music crescendos and falls, dragging your emotions with it, with lyrics that are simultaneously cryptic yet touching. A piece of originality and ingenuity that never lets up, Fed deserves far beyond the success it will surely get. Full Review »