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The Feel Good Record of the Year


Download links and information about The Feel Good Record of the Year by No Use For A Name. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 37:23 minutes.

Artist: No Use For A Name
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 37:23
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No. Title Length
1. Biggest Lie 2:09
2. I Want to Be Wrong 2:44
3. Yours to Destroy 3:24
4. Under the Garden 3:00
5. Sleeping Between Trucks 2:04
6. Domino 3:02
7. The Feel Good Song of the Year 3:09
8. The Trumpet Player 3:09
9. Night of the Living Living 2:28
10. Ontario 1:55
11. Pacific Standard Time 2:48
12. The Dregs of Society 2:44
13. Kill the Rich 2:06
14. Take It Home 2:41



No Use for a Name begins The Feel Good Record of the Year with "Biggest Lie," a screed against wealth, class, and political follies. It's the most forceful song on an album that's equally divided between social commentary and deeply personal moments. On several numbers, including "Under the Garden" and "Night of the Living Living," the two themes end up blending with curious results (the former ends up as a fairly cohesive story, while the latter is a bit too vague). What all of the songs on The Feel Good Record of the Year have in common is a tendency toward light, fun melodies, which makes it easy to miss the melancholy lyrics that dominate the songs mid-way through the album. It's actually a shame — the disc could have done with some variation, which in turn would have added some musical depth. In this case, the pervading cheeriness detracts from songs like "The Trumpet Player," where the line, "We're out of medication, the world is out of love," bounces along too quickly to have the impact that it should. It's just one example of the main problem with The Feel Good Record of the Year; unlike the group's previous album, Keep Them Confused, it lacks the variety needed to keep it exciting. (There are two acoustic numbers, "Sleeping Between Trucks" and "Kill the Rich," but it would have been nice to have a couple more.) It's certainly not a bad album, but it is disappointing in the sense that nothing stands out. There are no unusual rhythms from Matt Riddle or Rory Koff, no exceptional riffs from Dave Nassie, no lyrical or vocal surprises from Tony Sly. The benefit of sounding familiar is outweighed here by a feeling that The Feel Good Record of the Year is slightly stale. It's a fun album, just not a very inventive one.