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Poem of the River
Felt
Poem of the River
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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2003 reissue of the band's seventh album, originally released on Creation in 1987. Six tracks in a paper sleeve. Cherry Red Records.

      
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All Artists: Felt
Title: Poem of the River
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: MSI:CHERRY RED
Release Date: 10/20/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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2003 reissue of the band's seventh album, originally released on Creation in 1987. Six tracks in a paper sleeve. Cherry Red Records.

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Without an oar in sight.
Brent Black | , USA | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite of the Felt mini albums. It is the first release in the second half of Lawrence's 10 albums in ten years plan & marks the continuation of the discernable shift which began with the wonderful Forever Breathes The Lonely Word LP, released a year earlier in 1986. If you're buying the Felt re-issues, this EP is #6. Like the rest, it comes in a thin cardboard jacket with minimal artwork & no liner notes, & which usually include only a single B&W picture of Lawrence on the interior gatefold. As an overall effect, I like what they have done with the packaging, although I tend to prefer the uniformity of a standard Jewel case for releases which I collect.

This EP is full & very well fleshed out instrumentally. Every track features vocals, & has a nice flow in the overall narrative of the set. As a mini album it is exceptionally ordered & paced, with just the right amount of musical exploration to keep you seated & listening. Like the other late releases, the songs featured are a nice hybrid of those constructed around Lawrence's breathy lyrical hooks, & the droning hypnotic jams of the early Eps which have evolved to become the closing sections of only particular songs. It is of reasonable length at 26:05, but devoid of filler. The keyboard playing of Martin Duffy is again prominent, & his collaboration continues to enhance the focus & clarity of the Felt sound.
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