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Travels With Myself And Another Image
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Welsh rock band.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Making good on the only slightly veiled threats of Curses, the new Travels With Myself And Another finds Falkous’ barbed stories--of fruitless sex, godless existence, and other pointless-yet-unavoidable bullshit--stretched wire-taut, with nary a moment of wasted energy.
  2. Travels With Myself and Another is the best thing this crew has ever made. It’s got all you could ask for: hooks, riffs, volume, wordplay, razor-sharp absurdity, and Jack Egglestone’s incomparable power drumming.
  3. Travels... is a 33 minute monster without a slither of excess fat, and the best thing Andy Falkous has ever put his name to.
  4. 80
    These Brits--featuring two members of Mclusky, a great band that died in 2005--spit fiery, trebly guitar­rock venom with such lusty glee that following them to hell actually sounds inviting.
  5. In addition finding new ways to snarl in their music, the lyrics go beyond mere cleverness into sharp, thoughtful introspection, making Travels a document of a creatively restless band out to prove something to themselves, and not just the fans they’ve picked up along the way.
  6. Travels with Myself and Another expands the complexity, adding guitar solos and a more careful sense of composition to the pounding fray.
  7. Trying to find a sense of humour amidst the walloping woe is exhausting. [Aug 2009, p.107]

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 15, 2009
    10
    Meatier than a pig eating steaks.
  2. danc
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    Brilliant, no other band is a thrilling and punishing as this FOTL. full of hits. no filler. great lyrics, great melodies, great titles all Brilliant, no other band is a thrilling and punishing as this FOTL. full of hits. no filler. great lyrics, great melodies, great titles all crammed into 33 of the most addictive minutes BUY IT NOW you will not be disappointed. Expand
  3. RyanS
    Jul 17, 2009
    10
    This album ripped out my mind then showed it to me. I will travel with Travels always.
  4. oilyrag
    Jul 24, 2009
    10
    I have no idea why this band aren't huge. An absolute classic of an album.
  5. MS
    Aug 13, 2009
    9
    The first track takes me straight back to RATM and the mid-90s. It gets even better from there. Sometimes a bit bleak lyrically but hey we The first track takes me straight back to RATM and the mid-90s. It gets even better from there. Sometimes a bit bleak lyrically but hey we can't all be of a cheerful disposition. Expand