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Travis – The Boy With No Name

31 05 2010

Listened: Friday May 28

It pains me to note this as a long time Travis fan, but their later albums don’t have the same oomph as they used to, as a whole. There’re still beautiful songs on The Boy With No Name – 3 Times And You Lose, Closer, My Eyes, Colder – but some of the songs I feel are not up to the usual standard, New Amsterdam especially. “And we meet on Bleeker Street in the park that is central”… ughhh. That sounds like something a wannabe teenage poet would write.

Also, it bugs me that the guitar and beat on Selfish Jean are so close to Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life. I know musicians borrow all the time, but sheesh. I like the song in general, but that Lust for Life guitar intro bugs me every time I hear it.

I’m harder on those I love, clearly.

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12 11 2010
Travis – Ode To J. Smith « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] I’ve noted before, I have a love-hate relationship with Travis’ later works. The spark just isn’t the […]

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