Feeder - Just The Way I'm Feeling (Echo/Universal)
UK release date: January 13 2003
It may be a cliché to say that from great suffering comes great art, but in Feeder's case it would be absolutely spot on. A year on from drummer Jon Lee's tragic suicide, and the band are producing their finest material by some miles.
Just The Way I'm Feeling is the second single from the excellent Comfort In Sound album, and is the best thing they've recorded yet.
From the introductory guitar riff that is bound to copied in a million bedrooms, through some obviously deeply personal lyrics, to the gorgeous string section adding an air of melancholy to proceedings, this is more evidence that Grant Nicholls' songwriting just gets better and better. Nothing can bring Lee back, but if Feeder keep producing material like this, it'll be a worthy tribute.