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Away - The Feelies

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Legbamel Not-Pop

With some songs, you have to be exceedingly patient to get to the good parts. Away demonstrates that problem perfectly. You have to yawn your way through a full minute before The Feelies start picking it up and they don’t really get going until 1:20. They reward you for the wait, combining the sounds of Lou Reed and the Talking Heads in a way that takes you back to the heady early days of the Indie sound. (That makes sense, as the album “Only Life” was originally released in 1988.) There’s an alt-country, twangy guitar, a solid beat, and enough going on throughout the last four minutes that you readily forgive them for the rather self-indulgent intro. Well, I do, at least.

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