Silent Cry - Feeder
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  • Summary: The sixth album from the Welsh indie-rock group was produced by Grant Nicholas and the band.
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  1. A remarkable turnaround then, and although not quite a 360 degree shift, this is a damn fine record that Feeder should be proud of.
  2. The confidence of a band that took over a year to record the album is notable, and theirs is an assured voice.
  3. What's missing is what Feeder is always missing: a distinctiveness from other purveyors of guitar-and-two-veg rock.
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    Nicholas clearly isn't finished with us yet, judging by Silent Cry's pint-in-the-air riffing, chiming playlist-pop and brooding social commentary. [Aug 2008, p.93]
  5. Silent Cry replaces genuine poise with serviceable pose. [July 2008, p.104]
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  1. Apr 24, 2012
    I find it hard to comprehend the low sales (under 50,000!) and the critics middle-of-the-road reviews. I understand that different people have different opinions, and I generally respect that but this album is so amazing that I genuinely just can't get my mind around the sales figures. The lyrics on this are truly meaningful, poingnant at times, and without any major cliches. The music is rock at it's finest, songs like Miss You are almost impossible to listen to without rocking out to it somehow. I think Fires is the worst song on this album, and yet I think Fires is a great song. In Itsumo and 8.18 Grant Nicholas manages to transmit his emotions beautifully through the music. In in all, I consider this the greatest album of all time. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2011
    Not amazing by any means, but it's great to see a band like Feeder remind us that the kind of music you could hear on the radio can still be vastly enjoyable. The band's a childhood favourite of mine, so I may be biased, but this is as brave and grand an album as Feeder have ever recorded, and it resonates with supreme confidence. It's clichéd at times, and the lyrics could do with a re-draft in some cases, but it's all in all it's a strong album from a strong band - and more importantly an underrated album from an underrated band. Expand