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The Feeling – ‘Join With Us’ Review

Holy living fuck.

Somebody could have warned me. Some government agency must have a division whose job it is is to protect citizens from this annihilation of all that is good and pure. God himself must be contemplating firing that fireball if we are now living in a world where this….this thing can go into mass production and people buy it. This is all that is wrong with the world. This more than religious intolerance, fanaticism and Paris Hilton. It’s THAT bad.

I sort of figured that in blogland we have to review things that are outwith our normal tastes and interests. Fair enough. So popping on a copy of this lent by a friend, I braced myself for the fact that I might not enjoy it. Hmmn. I assume having a rat gnaw on your genitals would be marginally more unpleasant, but this gave it a run for it’s money.

Now fans of the band are probably saying ‘you probably don’t like cheesey 70’s rock, so of course you dislike the Feeling.’ Well, that’s where you are wrong, sparky. I love 70’s and 80’s cheese. Give me a bit of ‘Keep On Lovin You’ by REO Speedwagon and I’m happy. Smack on a bit of ‘Heat of the Moment’ by Asia and watch me nurse a contented semi. But this calculated, regurgitated annoying slice of unit-shifting shitehawkery makes a mockery of that. This album is not funny.

I suspect that the Feeling sell primarily to women, children and camp homosexuals. And not being one of those, I probably fail to see the brilliance. But Good God almighty this is poor. I’m not going to name any tracks to avoid specifically, just steer the fuck away from the whole thing. This album is everything I hate about everything.

One of them is married to Sophie Ellis-Bextor apparently. I’m starting a fund to pay for the costs of going to the High Court and getting a Court order banning them from procreation. You know it makes sense.

Oh, and in conclusion, I didn’t like it much.


6 Responses

  1. What did you really think?!

    I imagined they’d be pish. What decent bands are reported in media circles for ‘being into fashion, and art’? They should be into music!!!

  2. They should be beaten.

  3. They have managed to completely avoid my radar – hoping to keep it that way.

  4. No, please check it out. You won’t believe it. It is a uniquely visceral experience. It’s like being attacked by a giant octopus singing songs from ‘Grease’. Appalling to an almost sexual level.

  5. I disagree I love them and I dont care who knows it 🙂 In fact I love them nearly as much as chocolate and thats a lot. This may be a neither a cool or intelligent viewpoint, but frankly I dont care about that either.

  6. Suedehead, all opinions are valid here at ELM, even yours, which is wrong.

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