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  • Summary: The fifth studio release for the veteran UK rock trio fronted by Grant Nicholas comes three years after the suicide of the band's drummer, Jon Lee.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
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  1. An album that could finally establish Feeder as major league players. [Feb 2005, p.92]
  2. Feeder are in danger of being a schizophrenic band, unrecognisable from their once “trademark” sound and prone to style swings on a whim.
  3. Feeder have had all of their edges carefully removed.... The result is a kind of emotional aural soup that will baffle the spikier members of their original punky fanbase.
  4. I have to accept that the band I once loved is now nothing more than a distant memory. Songs such as 'Tangerine' and 'Crash' have long been replaced by the new sound which owes much more to Keane and Coldplay in their melancholic approach.
  5. Mostly it's just a heavily lacquered drone, an album so restrained as to sound almost calculated. [29 Jan 2005, p.58]
  6. 40
    Pushing The Senses is by no means soppy, but Feeder's young fanbase might need some convincing. [Feb 2005, p.76]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    This album was my second favourite of all time, behind only Silent Cry (I'm a massive Feeder fan). Feeling A Moment is pure brilliance, whenever I'm feeling seriously down I put that on and the world seems far, far better, despite it's bittersweet lyrics. I love every song on the album, but I agree that Tumble and Fall should not have been the lead single because it's just not upbeat enough, and Pain on Pain and Dove Grey Sands are a bit dull but still great. There are songs on this that sound like Keane and Coldplay, but Feeder actually started years before both of them and they have gone through many styles, even on this album alone, so there's only a few songs with those similarities. Expand

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