Pushing The Senses

  • Record Label: Echo
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2005
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    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. 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 Songs such as 'Tangerine' and 'Crash' have long been replaced by the new sound which owes much more to Keane and Coldplay in their melancholic approach.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    Mostly it's just a heavily lacquered drone, an album so restrained as to sound almost calculated. [29 Jan 2005, p.58]
  5. 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.
  6. Uncut
    40
    Pushing The Senses is by no means soppy, but Feeder's young fanbase might need some convincing. [Feb 2005, p.76]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    10
    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,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. Full Review »
  2. KJeffery
    Jan 31, 2007
    10
    "Go away Feeder"!!???, what on earth are you talking about!!?, they will be here for ages, and have been making and releasing music for 12 "Go away Feeder"!!???, what on earth are you talking about!!?, they will be here for ages, and have been making and releasing music for 12 years now!!. This album was voted best album to be released by a Welsh act in 2005, the perfect middle-finger to all those who gave them a hard time just for doing something they love- making music. This album is an amazing journey, and is Feeder's own sound, not all this "Coldplay this, Coldplay that" inspired music. "Tumble and Fall" as good as it was, definetly shouldn't have been the first single, but don't let that put you off!!!. Each song on the album really has something special to it, and goes to show you can create a great rock album without heavy guitars and the like. Full Review »
  3. JoachimH
    Aug 19, 2006
    10
    This is Feeders maybe greatest album to date. And they are fantastic