Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An Ode to the Old?

Yesterday, Travis released its 6th studio album, Ode to J. Smith. For those unfamiliar with the Scottish indie band, Travis is often credited with helping bands like Coldplay, Keane, and Snow Patrol gain widespread prominence. I personally LOVE this band, and I'm excited that they continue to make great music.

Ode to J. Smith
is a return to the Travis of old. Those who enjoyed their first album, Good Feeling, will appreciate this sound. I am a fan of more melodic Travis works, which includes songs like Writing to Reach You, Re-Offender, and One Night. Take a look at Re-Offender, from the album Twelve Memories (2003), and Something Anything, from Ode. While different, both are still great. And yeah, the guys have gotten a little older too.

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