Tearing by at a breakneck speed, I Should Coco is a spectacularly eclectic debut by Supergrass, a trio barely out of their teens. Sure, the unbridled energy of the album illustrates that the band is young, yet what really illustrates how young the bandmembers are is how they borrow from their predecessors. Supergrass treat the Buzzcocks, the Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, Blur, and Madness as if they were all the same thing -- they don't make any distinction between what is cool and what isn't, they just throw everything together. Consequently, the jittery "Caught by the Fuzz" slams next to the music hall rave-up "Mansize Rooster," the trippy psychedelia of "Sofa (Of My Lethargy)," the heavy stomp of "Lenny," and the bona fide teen anthem "Alright." I Should Coco is the sound of adolescence, but performed with a surprising musical versatility that makes the record's exuberant energy all the more infectious.
Another new band and album! My first spin was a weak half-listen in which I prematurely dropped this trio into a pop punk category that I typically have no time for. But thankfully after a deeper listen, I was awakened to the radical statement that is "I Should Coco". After needing to calm down from I'd Like To Know, Caught By The Fuzz, and Mansize Rooster, the fourth song, Alright, helped me to really taste the British flavour and artistic ingredients with a fresh palette. What first felt simple transformed into a complex mutation of themes and sounds including bells, strings, organs, drums, and more. I am so stoked to have learned of this playful rock album! That is one of the wonderful truths about full albums - the more intentional the listen, the more you begin to hear. These strikingly manic mood shifts span a much broader spectrum than realized, and the musicianship & creativity is far more diverse. I really dig Strange Ones and the surprise harmonica in Time! While I truly appreciate every single song on the record, The Sofa Of My Lethargy showcases the breadth of writing and instrumentation that I missed the first time around. At the end, Time To Go is a pleasantly Beatlesque surprise desert to conclude the 13 course meal! ** I taste notes of Supergrass in Cage The Elephant, The Lemon Twigs and The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets? **I also was reminded how easily we can label or judge things before we know anything about them. Music is always a guiding light for me in this area.
I wont jump on the bandwagon and bash Oasis here, but Supergrass were criminally underrated and deserved just as much hype as the top 4 britpop bands. This is a gem.
This was one of the first albums I ever bought, when I was eleven. I genuinely loved Alright when it came out, though I preferred Lenny. Indeed, I even had a pair of rudimentary sideburns aged 11 (though in fairness I've somehow always had a pair of Sidney Sideboards ever since I was about 8; I didn't spurt into puberty especially prematurely, I just always had sideburns). Now, I have no problem with me loving this album as kid, but how would I respond to it as a 30something? Very warmly, it turned out. We have here an amiable, sincere yet playful and funloving record. It's an adolescent record (indeed, children liked Supergrass), but thankfully focuses on the carefree happiness of your first spliff and your first caress of a bosom, rather than 28 tracks about self-harming and hanging round cemeteries. To add a note on the album's eclecticism, I Should Coco has a intriguing number of different styles. Yes, these styles aren't jarringly different from each other, forming part of the standard canon of British indie rock (Beatles, Kinks, Who, Clash, Jam, Smiths, Stone Roses etc.), but Supergrass' embrace of them feels organic, as if they actually just like those bands, rather than out of a need to brag about their record collection (looking at you Spiritualized, Primal Scream and Radiohead). It's a pleasing, natural variance that doesn't reek of showiness. Basically, not a duff track, and that's great enough.
I’m old enough that teenage me bought their debut single ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ on “Cassingle” the week it came out, because the NME told me to. (A ‘cassingle’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘cassette’ and ‘single’ that the record industry tried to make a thing for a while. You can google what a cassette is). I remember the NME review saying something about it being the sort of song where you’d find the CD (or cassingle) down the back of your sofa in a few years time and it would still sound great. I think they were implying that Supergrass would be a bit of a one-hit wonder so they didn’t really get that bit right, but they were spot on about the song still sounding good 25 years later. My opinion of this album is probably too influenced by the memory of teenage hormones and youthful naivety to be particularly objective, but I love it and it was a great journey down memory lane. On a side note, about a year and a half ago I saw Gaz Coombes play a free gig near my house, at the opening of a small bridge that doesn’t go anywhere (true story). He’s still great so I’d definitely recommend going and seeing him play, if there are any small, pointless bridges being opened within walking distance of your house.
i love this shieeet
Gosh, this is fun. I love the energy of this album. Catchy and tuneful, but also totally rocks. Starts fun and punchy, ends sweetly. This is Britpop masterfully done. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Sofa (of My Lethargy), Time, Alright, Time to Go, Mansize Rooster, Lose It, She's So Loose, Caught by the Fuzz, Sitting Up Straight, We're Not Supposed To, Lenny, Strange Ones, I'd Like to Know
It's just a fun album. Distinctly of its era in the 90s. I surprised this one has passed my by until now. Lots of variation in the songs. Lots of energy in the first half of the album, and then it slows down in the latter half and has some more noticeable instrumentation. There's a little bit of Beatles in this album. Fun pop music that you can still take seriously. I imagine this band would have been awesome to see live during this era 4/5
I was definitely losing interest during some tracks, but then just as I was about to note the track name down, they would change up the rhythm or instrumentation to grab my attention again and this was a running theme. I would say that I only really knew of ‘alright’ from this album before listening, and that track is probably the worst representation of what this album provides. This is classic brit-pop playfulness mixed with some rather Jammy basslines, solid riffy guitar work and a buttload of energy that tails off gently towards the albums final tracks. Quite mature themes for a band in their teens. Will probably come back to this album for long summer road trips or getting ready for a rowdy night on the tiles.
Britpop at it's peak and it totally rules. Just such a large sound being used to the full extent of it's abilities. It feels like they frontloaded all the good songs though, because it ends up losing some steam after Lenny. Still worth a full listen though; the Britpop history is a fascinating one which I'm happy to explore outside of the usual Blur and Oasis records.
Enjoyed second half of album more. Reminds me of Buzzcocks but slightly more melodic with more accessible grooves.
This is exactly the sort of experience I was hoping for with the 1001 albums project. A band I had never heard of whose music was right in my wheelhouse. I had heard their single on the radio many years ago but the whole album is a banger. 4.5/5 stars
I had to go back and gave it a second run-through just to be sure but it turns out, this is a pretty good album. I started skeptical but, the more I listened to it the more I ended up really digging it. The songs are fun, the production is great, and the guitar tones are truly exceptional. I'm honestly shocked that this wasn't on my radar before now.
Top end of a 3, this one. Really liked the energy and had a bit of edge to it. I really don't like Alright though, find it really grating despite its popularity! Can definitely tell that loads of the indie bands from the early 200s listened to stuff like this, it's definitely got more attitude and oomph than most Britpop (but it's not as catchy as Oasis or as clever as Pulp).
“I Should Coco” by Supergrass (1995) Well, this is fun. In the genre of unserious rock, this competent trio entertains the listener with artfully executed shallowness. It can be described as thin slices of nothing you’ve never heard before, pasted together with deliberate incoherence, producing an overall effect of “Oh, what the hell.” Musically, we have up tempo compositions with good rhythm guitar, better bass, and not quite so good drums. Lyrics are frequently an inscrutable pastiche of conversational tidbits that don’t quite rise to the level of wit—but that’s okay, because this is all about fun anyway. Lots of lyrical references to what is “strange”, indicating both a fixation and a certain naive lust for life, but hey, these are kids. The track “Strange Ones” is almost interesting. Along with “Sitting Up Straight”, it’s a song that starts off with musical potential before quickly crashing back into unalloyed silliness. I enjoyed listening to this, but I don’t think I’ll ever listen to it again. 2/5
Things I was doing in 1995: - playing a lot of NHL '94. - touring with a band in the back of a van around the northeastern US. - eating poorly. - holding down a tech support job during the day which funded the rest of said list. Things I was not doing in 1995: listening to pop/punk. So I missed this one although kind of surprising considering how embedded I (thought I) was into the current music scene, almost by necessity. I do like the songs "Alright" and "Time To Go" - nice melodies - the keys on Alright are a nice instrumental change-up and Time To Go is a great pace slowdown from the rest of the album but on the whole it is not in my wheelhouse, being fast-paced shouty punk-ish music. I'll give a nod to the fact that it's much more melodic than I might have expected but its never-ending frenetic pace is just too much for me. This one I can see how others would like but not my cup of tea (tea very much a pointed analogy. they're British? get it? of course you do.). 4/10 2 stars.
Why album generator, do you insist on giving me albums that are terrible? Punk/ska. Really? I couldn’t listen to this.
Actually really good! I kind of guessed it would be a 90s power pop/alt rock scenario, but I didn't expect that I would like it so much. Fuzzy, and feels like it's wearing a massive grin the entire time. Favorite tracks: "Lose It", "Time", "Sofa of My Lethargy"
Damn good record. I love Supergrass
Nice one! Very much like "Strange Ones" and "Mansize Rooster". Will have to listen to this more, but seems very influential on the entire 90s brit rock scene.
Great brit pop/rock ALLLLLRIGHT
Love this album. There were a few songs I knew from hearing before but the whole album was solid. A few slightly annoying bits but it's an album with a distinct sound and feel.
Familiarity: 0/10 Notes: wow. Did not expect to love this album so much. Split finely between 90s britpunk and a jammed out exploration bordering Beatles territory, I Should Coco is an incredibly well put together album that continued to exceed my expectations one track after the other all the way through to the end. Real Rating: 8.5/10
I like this a lot due to the fact that i am trash.
Another great find in this list. Loved it.
This was great! I need more Supergrass in my life!
Some good bri-ish pop on a chewsday innit
love it Gaz Coombes reminds me of late great Jay Reatard. I knew of the song "Alright" But its rad to hear the other jams too.
This is some fantastic brit-punk. 'Alright' fits in easily with the later sounds of the early 2000's pop-punk / indie-pop from the likes of Fun! and MGMT. Lenny is a song that plays harder, heavier. Strange Ones fluctuates through different tempo changes, not really sitting still in a completely different way than Sitting up Straight, which blasts through its run time at a breakneck pace. By the time Sofa (Of My Lethargy) comes around, we've entered a grand psychedelic sprawl. Overall, a tight record, with excellent production, instrumentation, and track layout.
Good fun. Nice mix of punk, Indie and 60s hippy. Did I have Man Sized Rooster in tape 25 years ago..?
The perfect energy booster.
13. I should Coco - Supergrass - 13 Tracks. I like Supergrass so am biased, but this is an album where strength of big tracks isn't diminished by relative weakness of others. It's a proper album. Listen to it soon! I'm about to play it again right now. 5/5.
This album is so great! I think I've heard most of these songs individually in other contexts, but had never listened to this entire album before. I can't believe it's as old as it is.
I can totally see this being a defining album of modern Britpop. See a lot of inspiration for libertines courteneers etc
Biased, but I love this album.
Really great. This album helps to salvage my opinion of 90s rock music. Kinda like punk/pop punk at times, except they are actually good at their instruments and can write songs that involve more than just four basic-ass barre chords. Side question: why is UK rock music astronomically better than US rock music? I grew up in the wrong country
i don't know what it is about this album, i just LOVE it. it's not even like a quintessential masterpiece, it's just fun, upbeat, and charming. makes me happy.
Loved this one. Start to finish. A great blend of ‘90s Brit-Pop and Garage.
every single song on this fucking slapped. makes me want to cruise around the english coast with the lads
most underrated britpop album
I really like Brit-pop and this has got to be one of the most energetic and fun albums in the genre.
Really good and very British
This is the only punk, britpop album that I like. 5
Otroligt bra?? Hur har jag aldrig hört talas om det här??
there's really smth about british male rockbands
thank you 1001 albums for the two 1995 britpop albums in a row. theres at least one more too./ wha tthe heck!!! anyway this is significantly better than different class, much more consistent, more good songs. not quite a 9 still but i could see myself relistening to this one much sooner. "alright" is excellent. theres a ton of other jams here. were not supposed to is weirdly pitched up. fucking nightcore shitg. for some reason the production on this album makes it sound like its from the 60s. album cover reinforces this vibe since it looks kinda 50s. anyway great album
1995. Key Songs: Alright, Mansize Rooster
relaxed und recht nice, such als Hintergrund gedudel oder beim Lesen bleibt aber nicht so wirklich im Kopf also 4/5
I can't not see Gaz Coombes talking to Ali G about "Super-grass". The whole Britpop thing is a bit of a mystery to me, I know all the classics but haven't really pored through the albums before. I was actually pretty surprised and pleased with this. It somehow sends me back to a time in the 90s that I was too young to remember or experience in any meaningful way. It's gives us some hope, we've suffered through 16 years of Tory bullshit, but Blair is on the horizon, who we naively believe to be basically Jesus Christ who plays guitar instead of wasting his time on carpentry. Separate note: Martyn, after reading your review I listened to The Mouse and the Mask - what an incredible album!
I've only ever heard Alright before
Never knew the song "Alright" was by them. Genuinely enjoyable album. A poppy-punk vibe. Great listening.
There are a lot of bright poppy hits on this album, and it's just very youthful and fun!! "Sitting Up Straight", "Mansize Rooster" and "I'd Like to Know" are great new finds beyond the obviously awesome singles.
Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 13/20 Innovation: 6/20 Bangers: 20/20 Emotional response: 15/20 =66 A rollicking good one this
Playing this album back to back with supertramp was quite the transition. This album transported me to a high energy and sweaty pub gig and I wasn’t opposed to it. Reminded me of charlatans vibes
Such a good vibe throughout, nice and punky but with some good backup vocals.
I have never heard of this band, but I had so much fun listening to it yesterday. So pleasantly surprised!
Bright and energetic britpop with a lot of songwriting chops on display.
i was surprised at how much i enjoyed this one. it was a nice blend of things i like: dreamy guitars, fuzzy guitars, punk-rock guitars...all kindsa good stuff. noe more album i likely wouldn't have given a second look without this list.
Upbeat, cheeky pop rock. When this first came out I was in an "only metal" phase, so didn't appreciate it at the time. Still, had a lot less antipathy for Supergrass than I did for Blur and Oasis. Listening now, there's a lot I like. I appreciate "I'd Like to Know" and "Strange Ones" being like a call and response. Fave track is probably "Caught by the Fuzz"
I was ready to really hate this based just on the album cover. Seemed like it was going to be real miserable. Guess what? It's a ton of fun! They have serious Fratellis energy.
Música boa mas sem ser muito meu estilo.
Review accidentally uploaded under a different pseudonym - sorry!
Very good, need to relisten to find faves but solid all around!
I thought this album was full of bops! The obvious hit is Alright, but I loved the first track maybe even more than that one!
Ah, the 90’s
Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 13/20 Innovation: 6/20 Bangers: 20/20 Emotional response: 15/20 =66 A rollicking good one this
Coole Nummern BritRock a lá 90s
Such a great sound, and a fun little album. For an album released in 1995, it has a rather timeless quality.
A good compliment to Elastica the day before. Solid 4, another example of the best kind of 90s.
Really loved this at first! Great sound and energy. Toward the end there was the Chipmunk sounding song and it dropped off from there. Would definitely still listen again.
Best Songs: Alright, Lose It, Lenny Worst Song: We're Not Supposed To
HORRIBLE HISTORIES it's quite fun! would've enjoyed in my libertines phase i've heard 'alright' many times in ads etc.
rough first half, softer second half
Great album - young and free-spirited Essence of British naivety in the best way possible Light-hearted and fun! Lovely really. Fave tracks: She's so loose, We're not supposed to, Alright, Time, Time to go
New group that I hadn’t heard of and really liked! What a range on the album. Will definitely listen again
A classic britsh punk rock pop 90's.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! favorite tracks: I'd like to know, Strange ones, She's so loose, Time
Fantastic album with really great hits. Love she's so lose and the classic alright
Ah yes, my vibe of alt rock. This is so fun!! I knew the original band of "Alright" was an alt rock band, but didn't know it was them! While these songs are all great, none of them stood out to me.
Really good. She’s So Loose was the standout for me.
Like a best of supergrass this album… wall to wall bangers! So much fun.
Enjoyed this immensely. hugely Underated.
Keine Zeit gehabt zum Durchhören heute, Bewertung mal nur basierend auf wie das früher war: We are young, we run green Keep our teeth nice and clean See our friends, see the sights Feel alright Alles gesagt, fantastischer Soundtrack dazu!
Verstehe kaum, wie nach diesem Kracher Erstling dann das sophomore „In it for the money“ folgen konnte, wirkt doch das dritte s/t eher als konsequentere Fortsetzung. „I should coco“ durchläuft dabei innerhalb seiner 40 Minuten selbst einen sagenhaften Reifeprozess. Fegt ein jugendlich kraftstrotzender Wirbelsturm über die A-Seite hinweg, fahren auf B wahnsinnig selbstbewusste Könner eine immens lässige Abfahrt den Mucker Mountain herunter. „Who could ask for more“ than 3.8
große sympathie, viele gute songs und eine der wenigen bands, die bei hoher geschwindigkeit noch grooven können und zudem noch eine smashiness mitbringen, die seit the who selten zu hören. ich will mehr punkte geben, aber es fehlt und fehlte immer irgendein noch ungenau definierter letzter rest, der sie so richtig an mein herz wachsen ließ. 3.8
Its a good rock album. The band doesn’t reinvent rock in their discography but they offer the energy and fun that has always transcended the genre. The last 3/4 songs offer the best writing on the album.
Feeling generous today!
Much better than a lot of the stuff that was around that swamped it
Another cool British rock album from a surprisingly good band I’ve never heard of. Contains a lot of different sounds almost sounding like they’re from different eras, punk to hard rock, to even psychedelic music
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: I’d like to know, Alright, Strange ones
Honestly pretty surprised I never listened to this one. Always heard of the name but don't know I could name a single song of theirs. I expected pop but got pretty good rock/punk/pop mix. Then "Alright" came on and I immediately recognized the song and band.
Energiek, puntig, opgewekt, en ja ook een aardig deel jeugdsentiment. Bij elkaar opgeteld voldoende voor een 4.
Jeeeeeeezus wat vet om weer eens te horen!
Great fun. Couple of loose ones
Dang. I was obsessed with a string poppy-punk story telling UK bands from The Kinks to XTC to the Kaiser Chiefs. How did I miss out on Supergrass? In any case, I'm here now.
The opening sound like the Horrible Histories Tv theme. Its like good pop punk. Enjoying it so far. Second track, Caught by the Fuzz is also good. I wasn't aware that Supergrass had such a punky sound to them. Track 4 is also a banger, though I like it less than 1 and 2. Track 5 also slaps. Goods - I'd like to know. Caught by the Fuzz.
The band slightly differ from the average, due to a more punk, Buzzcocks-like feel. (7/10) FT: Alright
Leuk album, waarvan ik toch wel 1 nummer herkende.
Bratty. I like it!
Some throwbacks which I recognised! But a slightly strange album
actually really liked this one!
Great fun - I think it’s an under appreciated album vis-à-vis it’s contemporaries - it’s a good punk ish album with a tinge of the kinks and a bit of its own thing - and the song ‘alright’ is a timeless classic - the perfect anthem for the youth of its time
Lot's of fun.
This one screams rock and roll! It’s hard to believe that a band of kids would come up with this record. It is a collection of catchy songs with an excellent production. It keeps its promise and never feels slow or boring. Don’t know why Supergrass was not one of the big examples of the 90s Britpop movement, they definitely had the rockstar material and songs to back up such statement!
Better than most britpop of the 90s. Hints of punk. Britpop with some teeth
Brit rock done right. I’ve heard a few of these in ads or on the radio. Solid listen.
Super fun album. I enjoyed it.
I guess I just have an affinity for something about English Rock. It resonates on a personal, exclusively British level. Alright is rightly it’s showstopper.
Really enjoyed it! Super catchy and melodic, this is the kind of music that brings a smile to my face. I guess I should listen to more Supergrass!
Apparently this band is quite popular, but I never heard of them. Just know the sample of Alright being used in different songs. But this album is great! Favourite songs: - I’d like to know - Alright - Strange ones
GAZ! I remember these guys, they had a big hit with “Alright” kind of like a second wave Britpop invasion. Pretty good record deserves more listens!
This is a rating splitter. It starts off like a beast with hit after hit, but then it has a right wobble. If this was about 3 tracks shorter it'd be a 5 star but I just can't dish out the highest ever achievement any album can receive (5 stars from bort) to an album where you skip that many tracks. Shame.
This is a great album. Being raised on quite a bit of Brit-Punk this just gives me so many good vibes. Alright is just an all time classic. Only song I didn't really like was "We're Not Supposed To" which was just a really strange departure from the rest of the album. "Sofa Of My Lethargy" is a good track that just goes on for a little too long. This also might be the most upbeat punk album that I have ever heard.
Better than I had thought it would have been.
Favorite songs: Alright, Time To Go.
This is pretty good. I liked the manic energy of the title track and 'Alright' was a throwback.
Precocious teenagers set in aspic. Still fun.
Love this album. And I liked the next one “in it for the money” even more. Great 90s music, full of energy and fun.
Enjoyed the singles I'd heard before and the ones that were new to me.
This is a little more my speed than the last two days. Alright is a tiktok song!
This is a fun, cool album. Great debut. I'm not a big fan of 90s britpop, but this is definitely some intelligent fun power pop I can get behind. We previously listened to their second album In It for the Money. I liked that one but none of the music was sticking in my head for some reason. This one seems a bit rawer and pulled me in more than their second album. I liked all the tracks except for "We're Not Supposed To" which was kind of annoying. I watched the video for Alright since that was the big hit - I liked the callbacks to "The Prisoner" (e.g., the Prisoner bicycle and "rover"). I'll call it a 4 - a really good album that I can see coming back to, but not at the same level as a 5 for me.
Still no Beatles and a second Supergrass album? Are these guys good enough to have two albums on this list? I don't know but I really started to dig this album after a couple listens. I definitely liked their second album more from the get-go but I was rocking along with this one soon enough. Like their second album, the first half of this debut is quite good and then fades a bit. Still, lots of rock attitude to enjoy and some variety to boot. My favorite track right away was Lenny - pounding sound. Alright is, well, alright - enjoyable (and more poppy) but a bit overplayed. At first I thought Strange Ones had sort of a confused punk sound but it also grew on me. I'd Like to Know is better (more consistent melody and sound), and it is also about what the strange ones get up to. Caught by the Fuzz and Mansize Rooster are solid; the latter is better while the former has a little something that annoys me. Both have the Britpop rock/pop sound with some keyboard jangle (think the Fratellis). Lose It has some nice edge to the sound, one of the best songs on the album I think. Sitting Up Straight has a fun frenetic pace (after a boring intro). I was less interested in the songs after that, except for Time. It had the best rhythms on the whole album - maybe my second favorite track. Maybe they don't deserve two albums on the 1,001 list but it was still quite good and I'm glad I got exposed to it because I only knew the song Alright before today.
I was surprised at how many of these songs I knew. I think I had heard of Supergrass before, but I don't think I knew any of their songs really. But there were at least 2 or three of these I knew from films or the radio. As a whole, this grew on me as the album progressed. The vocalist reminded me initially of Jack White. But the music doesn't really sound like his, there's a bit more variety here which I thought was pretty cool. All in all, this might be a band I look more into. I really dug this album. A low 4, at the least.
Really enjoyed this one. Will be revisiting for sure.
Started with that particular sound that is typical of the punkier side of Britpop and I groaned. Then it turned out that every song was the band doing something different, and new, and exciting and generally just really really good. Alright is an absolute classic single which probably doesn't represent the overall style too well but certainly showcases the quality on display.
Neki albumi su za hodanje, neki za na zvucnike. Ovaj je sigurno ovo drugo, a možda i prvo. Odličan album prošo ko da je trajo 10 minuta, nema tu nekog velikog circlejerka oko pjesama, sve zvuče slično i kako trebaju. 🙌
A cool early Brit version of pop-punk.
Punk rock, 3,5/5
Poprock/punk, tempofyldt, opløftende
3.5 stars. Really liked it
Time to good
Good and solid fun, innit. I feel like if I grew up with this album, I'd give it a four and I'd give it a three and a half if the site would allow it. But as it stands, this Aussie gives it three slices of fairy bread out of five.
Pretty enjoyable, like a boppier Blur. "Alright" is a teen anthem I forgot about. Would do 3.5 if I could
had a few good jams
Alright was the only Supergrass I had heard of before, but after listening the rest of the album seems alright too.
Some nice rock/punk/Brit pop vibes but not life changing. Could defo enjoy lying out on some grass, smoking some grass and listening to Supergrass.
Enjoyable, but I don’t rate it as iconic.
carico si ascolta bene!
not as good as I remembered it, but has great moments
Omfg I’ve just added ‘Caught by the Fuzz’, ‘Lose it’ and ‘Sitting Up Straight’ to my running playlist, man alive. The guitar solo in Sitting Up Straight made me want to put a chair through a window. I actually might given the current climate. I give those tracks solid 4s, rest of the album gets a 3.
High energy, bouncy and catchy. Can hear why Steven Spielberg wanted to make them into the new Monkees. Is it a 3 or a 4? Probably a 3. A bit one time.
not as great as i remember it being
Fun, eccentric, Brit pop at peak Brit pop. I enjoyed this. A good pick me up in the morning. Nothing groundbreaking or awe inspiring but I could see where MGMT drew some influence. I could almost hear them in some of these songs.
The sort of rock that I forgot I was listening to halfway in.
It's okay, fairly fun and works as a good britpop album but it's not really my thing is it
I think Jack White owes these guys some royalties for vocal stylings. A lot of uptempo white stripes vibes, almost as if the white stripes were the devil on the shoulder and super grass was the angel. Definitely a precursor to the “the” bands: the strokes, the vines, the hives, etc. really fun album, but got a bit repetitive for me. I enjoyed the latter end of the album after the uptempo stuff got a bit tired. B-
TIL Supergrass and Superchunk are different bands. Grass is not chunk and chunk is not grass. I saw chunk at the Funhouse once and it was ok. Grass would've been superfun. Superenergetic. Almost the kind of youthful energy that can make an old 36 year old man feel exhausted, but not today. They sound like many bands I can't recall from the early 2000s that came aftergrass. Maybe Hot Hot Heat? While the US was getting into alternative and aftergrunge, these British kids were playing fun punk that's not afraid of a giant happy major chord in the chorus. Seems very out of its time but pretty cool in 2021. Not sure when I'll play this again, but maybe if live music returns I'll hear "Alright" playing lightly in the background after the house lights come up. B
day two: 02/01/21
It was okay.
It's rare that I don't dislike punkish music, but this one sort of hit the right spots. I liked how it was upbeat without being "just fun" (=super annoying). The songs were more structured and the chaotic parts thereby more enjoyable to me than usual for this style. Not something I'd listen to again, but a good experience. I really liked Sofa Of My Lethargy, that was a very good song.
Part brit pop, part indie rock with smatterings of grunge laced throughout. Not particularly cohesive as an album but some decent songs on it nevertheless : 'She's so loose', 'sofa of my lethargy' and 'time to go' being the pick of the bunch.
Pretty good extremely disappointed that I didn't hear about this band sooner.
Nice album, it’s got me in the mood for more Brit pop
Had alot of fun with this one
I liked a couple songs but overall not my speed. There were some moments that they sounded like the Stones though, so that was cool.
Modern British punk sound, high tempo. Pretty good but I won't listen again.
Hadn't listened to this album in full before, pretty good but didn't quite stick with me, but a fun sound overall
The first 4 songs of this album are amazing but then the rest of it is mundane. I want to rate this as a 4 but it's not quite at that level.
Alright. Few standouts but few duds
It sounds like one of the top 25 albums of 2006, until you realize it was from 1995. This sound lived on
Pretty eclectic mixture of songs, sometimes just one song was an eclectic mixture. I liked "Sitting Up Straight" but not much else.
good listening. I don't think any of the songs will be long time treasures but still pleasant to listen to.
Prima album, niet heel bijzonder
I really liked the song alright- it’s widely known and it was surprising to hear that it was on this album other than that album was OK some of the songs from weird some of them were fine so they eventually just cancelled out
Decent rock album that doesnt contain any songs though that leave a lasting impression
I found the first song to actually be a little bit jarring, but I settled into the music after a couple of songs. I feel like I have heard the song “Alright” before, though I do not recall hearing of this band previously. In the end, I found this album alright (heh), but not really one I’d make an effort to hear again.
‘I Should Coco’ is more super catchy melodic guitar rock, with touches of psychedelia, more fun, and slightly less introspection and darkness then their other album in this book ‘In It For The Money’.
Didn't hate it, didn't love it. Alright just reminded me of my junior high/swim team BFF and going to see Clueless at the movies back when you'd beg your parents to drop you off away from the front door so they couldn't embarrass you. Bonus point for that nostalgia.
enjoyable 90s britpop but wouldnt listen again
Actually pretty good fun, first few tracks are great. Almost a 4 in places
pretty good, not the biggest fan of british pop.
This is an entirely new album for me. Loving it so far - nice energy. Long, though - 3 hrs of music?! I accidentally grabbed the 20th Anniversary album, which had a lot of live stuff on it, which didn't excite me much.
Decent. Punk sound. I'm sure they were influential. Not really my favorite type of thing anymore. "Alright" was the best track.
Leuk, fris bandje.
Nou dat was lekker energiek.
Some great Britpop here. Alright is an absolute banger of a song and classic Britpop. Caught by the Fuzz is another great track. The rest of the album is a bit of a let down. Some good songs, though they sound a bit samey. Alright, however remains a brilliant song.
Like this album's big hit it was Alright! It definitely grew on me thru the day. I liked! Strange Ones Time Sofa of my Lethargy Originally would have rated a 2 but I like those 3 songs VERY MUCH. I'd like to know where all the strange ones go.
The name is familiar but somehow this band has completely escaped my knowledge despite being up my alley. Giving it a 3 but could move up to 4 with some more listens.
Það eru til betri Supergrass plötur, en þessi er hress og skemmtileg.
Ihan mukavaa rallattelua. Hittibiisi oli entuudestaan tuttu ja muuta tuotantoa saattanut joskus kuulla. Kiva pläjäys viime aikaisten paskojen sekaan.
Some good tracks here but the rest of the album sounds too samey to be all that memorable
Lord, I wasn't ready for this at 08:45 on a Friday morning. The first song almost gave me a heart attack I had it up so loud. With this type of music, it sounds like the same fella has universally sung all of them as the voice always sounds the same. The song 'Alright' seems very out of place in this album, when it came on I had to check it was still playing the right one. If only the other songs had that vibe. The song titles probably entertained me more than the songs themselves, She's So Loose is an excellent example of that. The final song, Time To Go, I just found a bit strange and a cringey end to the album. Now, the album cover I'm not a huge fan of, its not a great painting if I'm honest, looks like something for a Year 10 art project. And because of the font, I read the title as 'I should GoGo' rather than CoCo which isn't ideal. 5/10 for the album cover.
Interesting listen. Not incredibly special.
An interesting, angular LP that harkens the arrival of Jack White 4 years before the White Stripes would drop their S/T. Not all of the slower tracks work alongside the familiar-yet-skewed uptempo rock songs, but the overall product is one that warrants a relisten by far.
It's okay. I remember really liking this back when it came out though.
A lot more varied and interesting that the early tracks would suggest. A healthy lack of seriousness and a focus on having fun.
I missed this one when it came out, but then again, I was living in NYC listening to the last bit of metal glory and the rising grunge scene. This style of post-punk / pop-punk wouldn't catch on for some time, by which time I've moved on. It's okay for what it is, I think there are albums that better capture the pop punk British sound of the time. 3/5.
Really don't like the album cover but the music is good. 3/5. Second time listening and a few of the songs are growing on me.
Fun if inconsequential sounding album. Britpop is a pretty middling genre in general in my opinion and this isn't doing much to change my mind but it's entertaining enough.
Wild and frantic album
Two thirds of an album of bangers that falls off a cliff towards the end.
A soiled nappy blowing in the wind. It lands on the unsuspecting face of Gaz Coombs. He spends the next 10-12 working days trying to get the shit out of his sideburns. It has become hard and knotted. Eventually Gaz gives up and takes his own life. There's a lesson to be learned here.
Fun little record. Best track: Alright
My band opened for these guys in London Ontario, in 1994 I think. Nice guys. Good band.
I enjoyed some songs on this- nothing too notable for me.
Alright. See what I did there. None of it comes close to that track though. Decent stuff but not entirely in my preferred style.
festival rock. don't particularly care about the band but it's a lovely day and everyone is having a good time. bunting, plastics of beer, think I might eat a dubious burger
Didn’t love is.
Actually pretty decent.
Fine record, with good moments and some not so good moments.
Pretty fun! Didn't realise they had done some of those songs.
I love Supergrass and I believe the band's grossly underappreciated. However, I also believe the band has peaked and perfected its sound with its self titled album from 1999; I find this one a bit too rough around the edges, despite some great tunes (and I love Sofa of my lethargy!).
Good album, nothing earth shattering but a decent listen, I enjoyed it.
Everything else other than alright was fine
Listened to on 4/27/22 2.5/5 Favorite song: alright, sitting up straight This album didn’t have an established vibe which made me like it less (very chaotic songs and then a few solid bops) but would listen to again
Super trava, juhu. Album na granici između trojke i četvorke, više na trojku na prvo slušanje.
It was fine, energetic, and British, so of course it made the list. Seriously though, kind of fun and quick.
A mixed bag
It was okay. Thought I’d like it more than I did. Oh well!
didn't really like them then, haven't changed that much now - a bit like Green Day
Has not aged well. Punk feels more like an aesthetic for pretentious art boys rather than a real expression of emotion. Musically, it's all over the place
Not what I was expecting from a band named Supergrass but okay album. Was inclined to turn it off half way through but listened on and it was okay... 90s britpop per wikipedia
Another "fine" album. the hit, "Alright" is good. Seems like the group was more or less a one hit wonder. On Spotify, "alright" has 170 million plays, the next highest is only 13 million.
Nothing special. 5/10
Glam 90’s alt
A few bops here and there but nothing I would go back to
Not up my alley. I actually stopped listening about halfway through to go listen to Crime of the Century and Deja Vu instead, both of which I easily listened the whole way through.
OK for what it is, but not my style. Not enough variety in the songs.
Another painfully average album from another one hit wonder band. I like the feel of it in places but in others it just feels like hot mess. The only single on it, Alright, is pretty self describing. I quite liked Time and Sofa Of My Lethargy wouldn’t be out of place on a Blur album. Overall, very average and doesn’t inspire me to listen twice.
Wank. Apart from the anthemic "We Are Young" there's not much to set this apart from any of the sub standard 90s Brit pop. The heavier numbers however, do make them sound like a bit of a British Green Day which isn't a compliment btw.
Didn't evoke anything.
I didn't really enjoy this album that much. Some songs were alright. The song Alright was the highlight of this album, I love that song. That's the only reason why this album is getting a 2/5 stars.
Not a big fan of punk-rock. 2.5/5
Me pareció muy básico. Con un tema muy conocido, pero lo demás poco destacable. La canción al estilo ardillitas totalmente innecesaria.
Occasionally entertaining but mostly unmemorable and juvenile witterings; the band would improve with experience.
Kind of boring. It can sound like the Foo Fighters or the Beatles, but overall if feels pretty dull.
Not my cup of tea
dont like thuis british rock
I bet Louis would like this one
This list is really testing my assumed affection for Britpop. There's an obvious youthful energy on this record, expressed most positively on the first side. But while the band produces some nice pop-punk, it's an uncompelling pop fusion. The second half gets different and not in a good way. Instead, I'm left confused why this is on the list. Definite listen-once-as-it-comes-out material.
Tracks all blended together and nothing stood out as a great single.
Lang verhaal kort; ik was hier niet klaar voor.
Tiene una buena ¿no?
Definitely my kind of music. Need to hear more of it. For sure. 2/5.
Very 90s. I liked. Discovered a hit with Alright! Will listen again but maybe not recommend
Kinda hanging it’s hat on the one hit song
Not for me, I’m afraid. The good: Mansize Rooster, Alright (though it’s firmly planted in my brain as an “advert” song), Lose It The bad: Caught by the fuzz, I’d Like to know The meh: Everything else 2/5
Meh. I couldn't get through a single playthrough. I have got to believe that there are at least 1001 albums in the world better than this one. Sure, I recognized 'Alright', but it sounded nothing like the rest of the album. If that was the only song that got this album on the list, then I'm really lost. I did appreciate that the related wikipedia page taught me about cockney rhyming slang, so at least I've got that going for me.
No es para mi
cringe, as for me
I don't think that 90s rock is going to age that well They often mare good examples of straight ahead rock music, but they also often aren't that INTERESTING This is pretty fun pop punk, but I imagine that if you didn't group up with it that it won't have a ton of staying power None of that isn't to say that this isn't good music. I really enjoy it for what it is. There's a soft spot in my heart for this kind of "three people in a bedroom making music" approach.