The Way I Feel Today

The Way I Feel Today is the third album by English indie rock band Six by Seven. It was released in 2002 on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK and Mantra Recordings in the US. The band's first album as a four-piece following the departure of guitarist Sam Hempton, it showcased what was in part more song-based, commercial approach following the building, atmospheric drone rock of previous albums The Things We Make and The Closer You Get. It includes the single "I.O.U. Love", possibly the band's most pop-orientated to date.

The Way I Feel Today
Studio album by
Released6 March 2002
Recorded2001 at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire
GenreSpace rock, noise rock, shoegaze
LabelBeggars Banquet (UK)
Mantra Recordings (US)
ProducerRic Peet
Six by Seven chronology
The Closer You Get
The Way I Feel Today
Professional ratings
Review scores
Drowned in Sound(10/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10)[4]
Stylus Magazine(B+)[5]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Six by Seven.

1."So Close"4:39
2."I.O.U. Love"4:13
3."All My New Best Friends"4:17
4."Flypaper for Freaks"2:17
5."Speed Is in, Speed Is Out"2:34
6."Karen O"3:52
7."American Beer"5:41
9."The Way I Feel Today"3:44
10."Cafeteria Rats"3:58
11."Bad Man"2:37
12."Fraggle Rock" (Japan bonus track)1:51
13."Requiem for an Oil-Spill Seagull" (Japan bonus track)5:54
14."Chanson Mort-Homme" (Japan bonus track)3:29


Additional personnel
  • Ray Dickaty – flute on "I.O.U. Love", saxophones on "Requiem for an Oil-Spill Seagull"
  • Sharon MckKinley – cello on "All My New Best Friends"
  • Oliver Wilson-Dickson – violin on "All My New Best Friends"
  • John Hoare – trumpets and horns on "All My New Best Friends"


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