10 Songs

Travis - 10 Songs
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #625 / 794
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2020 Ratings: #565
Liked by 1 person
October 9, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG Rights Management (UK) / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
travisonline.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Louder Than War
They’ve released a career-high, pertinent, contemporary collection of songs that will rightly find their place within their audience’s psyche.
80
Uncut
Healy's songs have always been suffused with nostalgia; now, far removed from those innocent days, the poignant pull is overwhelming.
80
Mojo

Travis remain curiously unrevered, but 10 Songs is fine work nonetheless.

80
AllMusic

After 2016's robust but scattered Everything at Once, the focused 10 Songs is a welcome return to their early style and one of the strongest statements in their catalog.

70
Under The Radar
The sentiments and subjects have changed over the years, but Healy’s ability to craft a radio-ready earworm has never left.
60
American Songwriter
Travis is to be commended for keeping the faith and coming up with another batch of quality songs that, if not their best stuff, isn’t far from it. But like the album’s unimaginative title, there’s little that pushes any of the band’s established boundaries into new and fresh sonic areas.
60
Gigwise

In a long thirty-year tradition, 10 Songs successfully continues Travis’ generic sound: mellow instrumentation and vocals to match.

60
NME
Fran Healy and pals don't rock the boat too much with a melancholic ninth record that captures the familiar feeling of wishing you’re anywhere else but here.
Shearer
80
This is everything you could ever want from a pop rock album. The songwriting is great, and the music is catchy and melodic.
tha138
62
Travis always sounded old, older than it actually was and now that it has reached the suitable age, it feels pretty comfortable and that is reflected in these 10 songs.
Valeyard
70
British indie from top to bottom.
prets
67
Waving at the Window 7.3/10
The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs) 7/10
Valentine 7.3/10
Butterflies 7/10
A Million Hearts 6.7/10
A Ghost 6.7/10
All Fall Down 6/10
Kissing in the Wind 6.5/10
Nina's Song 6.5
No Love Lost 6/10
Edgeworth
70
It's an album that doesn't want to overstep any boundaries or risks, but if the melancholy sounds are still fresh, why alter the harmony?
Experience is key and Travis' biggest strength is of course their ballistic sound production and igniting the mood swings track by track, proving their near 30 year music career hasn't let up.

10 Songs is familiar, but very accessible feel-good album.
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Year End Lists

#89/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Waving at the Window
  2. The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)
  3. Valentine
  4. Butterflies
  5. A Million Hearts
  6. A Ghost
  7. All Fall Down
  8. Kissing in the Wind
  9. Nina's Song
  10. No Love Lost
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Added on: June 3, 2020