Six by Seven - The Way I Feel Today (Deluxe Edition "Double Heavyweight Coloured Vinyl")
The Way I Feel Today is where Six by Seven's career veers off the Radiohead trajectory. Their second album, 2000's brooding and accomplished The Closer You Get may have drawn parallels with The Bends, but this new one is no OK Computer. Instead, the Nottingham band have decided to consolidate their sound, playing up on the big emotional numbers, and are headed for territory occupied by later Oasis or Stereophonics when they stop sounding like Rod Stewart. That's not necessarily a bad idea: the moody epic "All My New Best Friends" burns with a slow fuse, as Embrace are always attempting to do, while "Speed Is In / Speed Is Out" veers erratically between a Girls Versus Boys glower-fest and straight-edge punk. Any more of this, and they could be filling those vacated stadiums. --Everett True
A1 So Close A2 I.O.U. Love A3 All My New Best Friends A4 Flypaper For Freaks A5 Speed Is In, Speed Is Out A6 Karen O. B1 American Beer B2 Anyway B3 The Way I Feel Today B4 Cafeteria Rats B5 Bad Man B6 Fraggle Rock. C1 Requiem For An Oil-Spill Seagull (B-Side) C2 All My New Best Friends (Demo) (B-Side) C3 So Close (Alternative Version) (B-Side) C4 Spiegel Ei Und Brot (B-Side) C5 Stop The World (B-Side). D1 Flypaper For Freaks (Live Nottingham Boatclub) D2 Speed Is In, Speed Is Out (Live Nottingham Boatclub) D3 Cafeteria Rats (Live Nottingham Boatclub) D4 IOU Love (Live Nottingham Boatclub) D5 So Close (Live Nottingham Boatclub).