The Invisible Band

Release date
10 Jun 2001
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sing 3:50 500,684
2 Dear Diary 2:56 121,846
3 Side 3:34 312,559
4 Pipe Dreams 4:04 142,656
5 Flowers in the Window 3:25 274,685
6 The Cage 3:05 112,340
7 Safe 4:22 109,011
8 Follow The Light 3:08 121,203
9 Last Train 3:16 106,822
10 Afterglow 4:05 108,932
11 Indefinitely 3:51 106,535
12 The Humpty Dumpty Love Song 5:01 0
13 Ring Out The Bell 6:42 7,317
14 You Don't Know What I'm Like 2:57 0

About this album

The Invisible Band is the third studio album from Scottish indie pop band Travis. The album was released on June 11, 2001. The title of the album makes reference to the band’s feelings regarding ‘music being more important than the band making it’. Band frontman Fran stated in an interview that the album’s title referred to the band’s status in ‘having famous songs, but not being famous themselves’. The album spent four weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart, selling more copies in that time than The Man Who managed in half a year.

Q Magazine said of the album, “While the wheel remains un-reinvented, The Invisible Band finds its mark with unerring accuracy”.[1] While Launch also said of the album, “Songs like the stirring “Side”, the delicate “Dear Diary”, and the glistening “Follow The Light” are among the best and most fully crafted of Fran Healy’s short but accomplished writing career”.[1] Leonard’s Lair fully reviewed the album, claiming that, “Along with Coldplay’s ‘Parachutes’, ‘The Man Who’ slowly became one of the ubiquitous releases at the turn of the century. Yet although the likes of ‘Turn’ and ‘Driftwood’ were undeniably easy on the ear paradigms for thoughtful indie/adult rock, they seemed to lack any kind of edge to go further particularly on the unremarkable ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ which was in danger of becoming their musical albatross. It seems as they have never been away but the follow-up release signifies their intention to become known as an albums band.

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  • lukewarm92

    I really not getting it. Like REALLY. I do like Travis, i do like Sing,Side and Flowers in the Window, but like singles, the whole album is really bad and boring, and I honestly can't understand #1 place. Tried to listen it one more time and nothing. BIG disappointment. This is the good example how the rankings can violate your expectations.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Outstanding and shining album. Easily, top three.

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AK-09


    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DeJMoreno

    Brings me back to when I was 18, nice feeling it is... Love this album!

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Candyheart33

    I didn't spot them on the cover at first... they really are invisible! :O

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Lailson_

    wow look at you now, flowers in the windoow ((;

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Arthur_Lima

    Amazing album, every single song is absolutely great, very beautiful and inspiring. ²

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • FlyingMyBreath

    the best <3

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • adispriyastrini

    one in a million <3

    8 Mar 2011 Reply


    17 Dec 2010 Reply
  • crazy10toes

    track 1 is the wrong song. It shows "Sing", but is playing "All I want to do is rock"

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Domingo_UA

    Nice album

    6 Jul 2010 Reply
  • andoni199

    Amazing album, every single song is absolutely great, very beautiful and inspiring.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • miamigirlie


    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • vallinux

    banda muito boa. som muito legal

    15 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Madrooga

    Yeah, a great album!

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • brushfired

    probably my fav record by travis. all songs are simply genius

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Madrooga

    Meses depois de comprar o CD, descobri que a banda estava na capa.. e porque me contaram, ainda.. realmente, The Invisible Band.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • milann89

    Funny how I've never found this album to be one of their best.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Nico_ibz

    Epic album.

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
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