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Fuzzy Logic

Super Furry Animals

1996

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Fuzzy Logic
Album Summary

Fuzzy Logic is the debut album by the Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals. Recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, and released on the Creation label in May 1996, it was positively received by critics, who felt it was an eclectic if inconsistent mix of psychedelic music and glam rock, and was included in Q Magazine's list of recordings of the year. It has retained a modest respect among some critics; it was listed in Q's "Best British Albums Ever" in July 2004, and is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It contains two top 20 hits in "If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You" and "Something 4 the Weekend"; it also contains the singles "God! Show Me Magic" and "Hometown Unicorn". It reached number 23 in the UK Albums Chart on release. In 2013, NME ranked it at number 245 in its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Britpop

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Tue Sep 13 2022
1

😐 All the worst of British pop in one album. I became angrier with each subsequent song. These boys decided the worst album of the 70s hadn't been released yet so they dropped it themselves in 1993. Is this a satire album? If so, why is it so inane? Is that the joke? Absurd.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
1

“Fuzzy Logic” by Super Furry Animals (1996) bad vocals bad lyrics bad instrumentals bad composition bad arrangements excellent commercial appeal 1/5

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else

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Sat May 08 2021
4

Track Review: 1 - 3.5 2 - 4 3 - 4.5 4 - 3.5 5 - 4.2 6 - 4.5 7 - 4.5 8 - 4 9 - 4 10 - 3.5 11 - 4.35 12 - 4 Album average: 4.04/5 Notes: Too many heavy instrumentation can get boring. Too much voice effects.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

Great album from a great band. A rock album at heart, but with elements of pop, psychedelic, glam, synth etc. all seamlessly woven through. Excellent songs with wonderful melodies, counter melodies, harmonies, and instrumentation. And solid production - all the instruments sound great and have well defined spaces within the mix. A refreshing alternative to the brit pop of the time, and still sounds good today.

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Fri May 21 2021
2

What is this supposed to be? Some sort of 90s dissonant, psychedelic alt-rock that can't decide if it wants to be modern or old-school (for it's time, respectively). In any case it's not good and I was relieved when it was over.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Super Furry Animals are eclectic, to say the least. Fusing together pop melodies, psychedelia, and art rock with an impish, punky fury, the band cover more ground on their debut album, Fuzzy Logic, than most indie bands do in their entire career. However, the album works better as a series of moments than as a collection, mainly due to their overreaching ambition. Each song floats by on irresistible, catchy vocal harmonies, while the music alternates between glitzy overdriven guitars and sighing, sweeping keyboard, guitar, and string backdrops. Over these lush sonic beds, lead vocalist Gruff sings lyrics that are either mystical, nonsensical, or bizarrely funny -- none of the songs make much literal sense, but that doesn't quite matter when the music is as free-spirited as this. The songs may start conventionally, but they'll be undercut by wild synthesizers and careening guitar solos, or off-kilter vocal melodies. Taken as individual moments -- as the singles "God! Show Me Magic" (relatively straight-ahead punk-pop), "Hometown Unicorn" (gorgeous psychedelia), and "Something 4 the Weekend" (which finds the middle ground between the first two singles) prove -- the music of Super Furry Animals is quite intoxicating, but when assembled together, they don't sustain momentum. However, the individual pleasures of each song become more apparent with each listen and Fuzzy Logic suggests that the group could blossom into something quite distinctive and utterly unique within a few albums.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

It's about my third or fourth favourite SFA album, in that every second track is perfect riotous pop genius, as opposed to everything. The 90s Beach Boys were Welsh, and if you liked this, grab Radiator and Guerilla now!

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Wed Jan 04 2023
5

SFA would reach heights beyond this record later in their career but this is still a 5 star from me. Ffa Coffi Pawb am byth.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Fuzzy Logic is the debut album by the Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals. The album cover is a montage of photos of Welsh-born drug smuggler Howard Marks, the subject of the song "Hangin' with Howard Marks". Marks visited Rockfield during the making of the album at the band's request. I had no expectations for this album, but its actually really good! I only favorited a few songs, but could have done quite a few of them. Gathering moss, bad behavior, mario man, several of the non-singles were really catchy.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

What would happen if a group of newly signed Welsh lads were let loose in a sonic sweet shop with nothing but some drugs and "A History of Psychedelic Pop and Glam Rock"? Probably something like this. That may appear dismissive, but in fact I had great fun with this album and have been revisiting it since first listen. There's a lot to explore: it's packed to the rafters with vocal effects, varied instrumentation and most importantly, catchy hooks. It zips by with the free-wheeling confidence of a new band revelling in its own ray of light. "God! Show Me Magic" is a few hand-claps short of being a punk-glam standard, "Hometown Unicorn" has a gorgeous singalong chorus, and "Something 4 the Weekend", "Bad Behaviour" and "For Now and Ever" veer just on the right side of being obnoxious. It's all very silly pastiche and doesn't shy away from its influences, but blimey, it's good fun.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

One of the hippy guys that I worked with at Pizza Planet in Mt. Pleasant loved this band. I was always happy he was playing this instead of Phish. But that alone isn't enough to put it on this list...haha. I liked this record. Fuzzed out guitars and great vocal harmonies. What's not to love? I like that the record starts screaming out of the gates. No warm ups here like Supertramp. Which just proves there are a number of ways to effectively start a record. This is another record from the late 90s that I really wish I would have heard at the time. I was searching for something interesting at that point. Beyond the power chords of Nirvana, Bush, and Silverchair. But not so heavy like most main-stream rock at the time. When Weezer shit the bed after Pinkerton (I've since realized there are moments after that, but they aren't the lighting-in-a-bottle that the first two records were), I was really only left with Superdrag. Whereas the 'drag brought American Power Pop influences to my impressionable mind, Super Furry Animals would have brought in the UK pop sensibilities into the mix. There is a lot of Bowie and Eno-esque stuff happening here. And I love that. FAWNN played a show with Gruff Rhys in Pontiac once. He was a very nice dude and it was fun talking to someone from Wales about American Whiskey. He loved it. And weed.

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Thu Dec 29 2022
4

While listening to this album, I couldn't help but thinking what an apt band name and record name. It does sound like super furry animals, and does sound like fuzzy logic. It's a fun album in the usual strange unique vein of the band - closest references I guess might be Supergrass and The Flaming Lips, in quirkiness of the latter and pop-sensibilities of the former. Fun album to explore again in the future.

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Sat Feb 18 2023
4

Can’t say what’s precisely Welsh about their uninhibited and totally out-there approach, but it’s a both a hoot and a blast. Lots of Bowie, with easily as much glam as psychedelia, which is mostly of the Pink Floydesque variety. One fully digs the ebullience and is inclined to make the case that their sound is every bit as big as Oasis (without the posturing and pomposity) and much cleverer than Blur (without the self-congratulatorily thinking themselves the cleverest). The zany sound effects are additive to the mostly melodious mayhem, rather than being thrown in just to show off. Nice mix of full-on bangers (“Bad Behaviour” being the best) and a plethora mid-tempo thinkers (“Something 4 the Weekend,” “Hometown Unicorn,” “Mario Man,” “Long Gone”). One finds it all quite satisfying, however Welch is it, precisely.

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Thu Dec 15 2022
3

A writer for NME, in reviewing Super Furry Animals' 7th album in 2005, wrote that "There’s a case to be argued that SFA are the most important band of the past 15 years." And compared them to the Beatles. Maybe they're way more popular and influential in Wales? Their debut, "Fuzzy Logic," was fine, but it didn't exactly set the world on fire or launch a Welsh Invasion of anywhere. But I must thank SFA for their most important decision in the lead-up to "Fuzzy Logic." An early version of the band featured actor Rhys Ifans on lead vocals, and while I'm not sure what caused him to split from the band, all were better for it. Well, at least Ifans was better for it. He's gone on to a terrific career, with performances ranging from Mycroft Holmes to the Lizard to Xenophilius Lovegood to his best and most recent, Ser Otto Hightower. Meanwhile, Super Furry Animals have... I'm guessing had lasting popularity in Wales?

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Fri Aug 18 2023
3

It's ok. Bit of a confused sound. Like they don't know if they want to be Brit-pop or psychedelic rock.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
1

Another boring British rock band. It doesn't get any more generic than this.

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Sun Feb 21 2021
1

maybe if i didnt hate his falsetto

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Thu Jul 14 2022
1

There's something very off-putting about the lead vocals, and maybe the production too. Why is it... raspy? Or like there's too much static in the mic? The problem with this album, for me, is that the melodic structure of many of the songs is quite basic so the songs really have to depend on expressive elements, like instrumental flairs and vocal style. And expressively this just doesn't do it for me.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Me gustó bastantito, intrumentaciones interesantes (la incorporación sorpresiva de los vientos en Fuzzy Birds muy chida y las cuerdas en varias otras canciones), variedad de ritmos, vibras blurianas. Gran arte furro. Mood: fuzzy logic more like furry logic XD

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

Cracking album, but nothing beats seeing them do 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck' live.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Fuzzy Logic is SO out of sync with the whole Creation / Britpop narrative of the time. It could have been released in 1971, it could have been released in 2022. Dumbed down rock sits happily alongside baroque. I love the almost cult like quality of SFA. They've always been very insular, and like The Man they don't... give a fuck. It was a pleasure to revisit Fuzzy Logic. Trippy.

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Thu Dec 15 2022
4

This is a hard listen on a morning with a hangover. If I'd known about this last night, I'd be worse off today. I spent yesterday drinking alone, stalking Facebook for old girlfriends, thinking of all the tail I slayed and all the acid I ate. This would've been the perfect soundtrack.

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Thu Mar 16 2023
4

Great to see SFA on the lift and whilst I world pick Radiator over Fuzzy Logic, this is a pretty fun debut and one of the more unusual indie records from the era. The band had their lively rock moments and delivered those well but they really shone on gentler tracks such as If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You. I like the nods to psychedelic rock and their dabble in electronica.

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Thu Apr 06 2023
4

This is a weird album. It's really interesting to hear a glam/psychedelic approach from a band that is firmly rooted in the 90s. It sounds good overall, though there were certainly times when it felt like they were trying to do Bowie, which I don't particularly enjoy (I love Bowie, but it's a big gamble to try and do a meaningful impression of him). Overall the album is really catchy and has enough diversity in the music to keep it interesting. It tapers off a bit toward the end, but overall it's really consistent 4/5

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Mon Jul 10 2023
4

I loved Something 4 the Weekend when it came out but I didn't give SFA albums much of a listen. This is great, poppy and slightly kooky, with shades of early Blur.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
3

Super Furry Animals s'est lancé un défi des plus surpenants : constituer un album dont l'objet serait une compilation de cris d'animaux. Le morceau Frisbee lance les hostilités avec une chorale de macaques en colère. Mais le groupe ne s'arrête pas là; les animaux de la jungle sont vite remplacés par ceux de la savane, puis ceux de la ferme. Le projet se clôt sur un éternuement de lièvre et laisse derrière lui des oreilles enchantées par un spectacle auditif hors du commun.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
2

Musik, die KEINER braucht. Hat man von dutzenden ähnlich uninspirierten englischen Bands bereits 1000 mal gehört. Trotz des schlechten Gesangs fühle ich mich überraschenderweise davon so wenig genervt, dass ich mehr als einen Punkt vergeben muss. Gnädige zwei.

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Wed Sep 30 2020
5

From electronic textures to fuzzy, surfy rock-outs, this record is just an immense amount of fun. The Welsh have something really good going on, apparently. Love it.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Goddamm first album? Fuck me

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

Me encantó, es asombroso, quizás al inicio la primera canción suena un poco extraña pero poco a poco te adaptas al sonido de todo el álbum, es asombroso.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

i like the group name and album name. first song started quickly. its okay. the lyrics in the second song lol. i quite like the sound too. liking the third song, second beard mention lol. okay its over. i enjoyed this. it was quite interesting. there were some weird sounds here and there that i appreciated. decent chance i'll come back to it, but im glad i got to listen to it even if i dont. i definitely got more into it as it went on. fave tracks: fuzzy birds, if you dont want me to destroy you(!!!), mario man. didnt love: bad behaviour (last minute or so is so good but i hated the bad bad bad bad behaviour chanting). honestly im just gonna give this a five loll vocals are not annoying, they go perfectly with the music, the music is nice, changes up enough to keep me entertained, lyrics are good and fun, and when silly, consciously so, idk i ended up loving this.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
5

Loved and was pleasantly surprised by the vast majority of it, I even vaguely recognized some of the hits. A pretty unique sounding 90s neo-psychedelic album with all kinds of diverse styles and vibes, yet maintained a very nice continuous thematic and musical flow. Idk much about this band, but going with my gut, 5 stars.

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Sun Oct 17 2021
5

Welsh wonders. Sadly missed.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
5

This album has been a wonderful surprise! I did not have this band on my radar - maybe I’d heard the name some years ago - but it caught me from the very dirt minute. It is the type of psych I like, melodic, unpretentious, a little naive. I loved the beat, textures, chords and song structures; the voice is a perfect fit too. So 90s, so alive. I read somebody’s comment that said that the way how this album ends is the way how a joyful funeral would end , I happen to agree!

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Sun Mar 06 2022
5

A perfect 90s album. Updated 60's sounds and feelings for a new time, with smart lyrics, and it's a lot of fun!

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

I heard this album before a while ago but forgot how great it is.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
5

Weird and awesome, just how I like it.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Never heard of them and loved it.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

Fan of the 90's but didn't really know these too well. Absolutely loved this!

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Heerlijk hippie Muziek , lekked relaxed geluisterd…

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Wed Jan 04 2023
5

I love this band. There are better records to come, but this one has some classic songs and is a showcase for the band's potential.

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Mon Feb 20 2023
5

My first thoughts were that it was too silly, but then I realise that this is the ultimate party band and sounds so much better than Blur and Pulp. (I like Oasis)

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Fri Jul 28 2023
5

I really liked this! 5 maybe a bit strong, but I'm happy to round up

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Fri Aug 25 2023
5

Exactly the kind of hidden gem I was hoping to discover through this list

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Mon Aug 28 2023
5

Super furries are great, Radiator is the best album but this is still fantastic. Also encouraged me to read Mr Nice when that came out. There are undoubtedly shit britpop bands and shit britpop albums but this isn't one of them.

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Sun Oct 08 2023
5

do you know what is a super furry animal? Your mums rat.

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Wed Nov 01 2023
5

Flying vibes and feel good shit ! Need listen again

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Thu Nov 09 2023
5

It's interesting that SFA are referred to as alt-rock on Spotify, rather than Britpop. But I think it's also correct as the Welsh band probably has more in common with Pavement than Shed Seven. The album still holds up; short, sharp and sweet. "Something For The Weekend" is still killer.

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

My first listen-through of the album — I would’ve given it a 2. But I was super busy at work and didn’t change it when it repeated. I’ve now listened to it three times, and it’s really grown on me. It’s just unique enough (and I’ve never heard of them so that’s a bonus point for me) for me to give it a 5. I also secretly love that my rating system probably throws the pretentious music snobs that are on this website into a raging fit.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Scuzzy Brit pop that I dug a lot.

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Fri Jan 26 2024
5

God! Show Me Magic - ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL, feels like Damon Albarn doin' punk in the past. Fuzzy Birds - God, I love the fuzz effect. Something 4 The Weekend - I'll listen to the UK version later, but I already love this song. Frisbee - Sounds too 90s and too 2000s at the same time, fascinating. Hometown Unicorn - Depressed unicord with distortion, the song, this is amazing. Gathering Moss - I can imagine a frog collecting stuff for his little home in a swamp, that is too specific, but my point is that I love this song. If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You - I'M FLOATING AAAAAAAAAA. Bad Behaviour - MORE POP PUNK (it sounds like), I love fuzzy noises. Mario Man - FLOATING AGAIN. Hangin' With Howard Marks - Just vibin to this piece. Lone Gone - Even more depressing than the unicorn, internal crying. From Now And Ever - Ok, this is the worst song in the album in my opinion, I'm just not a fan of this type of voice layering. Top 4 God! Show Me Magic Gathering Moss Bad Behaviour Frisbee

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Wed Feb 14 2024
5

Pretty good album! I wasn't expecting it but it's totally a 5. I have no idea why but it's just so good!!! 9/10!

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Thu Mar 07 2024
5

Really ended up enjoying this band!

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Thu Mar 14 2024
5

I had never heard these guys before, but they're awesome!

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Fri Mar 15 2024
5

Sheer unadulterated brilliance.

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Thu Apr 04 2024
5

first listen. i cant believe i had never heard of this band before but im obsessed!!!! this album sounds like something engineered to be exactly my taste. another proof that music peaked in the 90s.

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Thu Apr 04 2024
5

Wow brzmi bardzo wesoło. Przyjemny

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Fri May 17 2024
5

This album really shouldn't work for me and yet... It really does? Interesting, diverse, a band that sounds like it's just on the edge of being sonically incomprehensible. Catchy songs, it's all really great stuff.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Wow, nothing like getting off to a loud start! It was okay. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Jamás había oído de este grupo antes

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

Nice one, like the many- sided styles. Some track very much TGTBaTQ

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

I knew about them but never listened to them properly. Surprisingly good. Thinking to give them 3.5 stars (I'll decide tomorrow). I think I really liked it (I hope not to be biased because they are from Cardiff...)

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

guitar driven punky rock. pretty good. dunno if i'd seek this exact album out. after progressing through may return sooner than expected. but I enjoyed it and will probably pop back to sometime, or sprinkle in playlists

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Sun May 16 2021
4

Conocía la de Rings Around the World y ya. Este disco está muy verga. Además me sirvió para descubrir otra influencia de la música de un amigo. Paz en el mundo.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Weird welsh indie. BT: Something 4 The Weekend, If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You, Bad Behaviour

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

El vocal me recordó mucho a Pete Townshend, muy fresco el álbum :))

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Fun album. Not very memorable, but solid pop.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

Really enjoyed this one! Very easy listen that seemed to go by too quickly. Guitars were a little heavy and distracting at times but for the most part it was great melodies and composition on an emotional ride through each song without being too heavy or dramatic. Definitely putting this album into the regular rotation.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Not familiar with this band. Enjoyed it. Liked the 90s groove and the “noise”. 4.0

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Sun May 09 2021
4

there’s some cool soundscapes? I think I need to improv to this

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Never heard of this band before. Nice indie-pop guitar driven rock, liked it a lot even though I could only understand like 60% of the words they were saying

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Debut sólido. Desde la neo psicodelia, pasando por el Power Pop, el Indie Rock e incluso tintes de Britpop, el debut de los Super Furry Animals encapsula buena parte de los sonidos clásicos noventeros. No será el álbum más aclamado de la banda, pero indudablemente es un sólido trabajo lleno de canciones directas y efectivas. Un punto débil yace en la interpretación vocal, la cual posee influencias muy identificables al punto en que se siente poco propositiva a momentos. Sin embargo, hay que tener en cuenta que es un problema recurrente más aun cuando de álbumes debut se trata. Para mí un sólido 7/10

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

Very energetic and fun album. I was pleasantly surprised by it.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Really good. Never heard of the band before but I will certainly listen to more.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

Muy buen disco en conjunto 3.5

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

What’s not to love about these guys? Proper welsh wizardry. It’s certainly not their best album, but it’s still a corker!

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

So much better than I remember. Lots of killer pop/rock songs that I didn't appreciate as a metal/goth kids in the 90s. My only issue is that it seems to bounce around the place and for me doesn't feel tied together, but still hugely enjoyable.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Banging music. I loved Bad Behaviour

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Both relaxed and more intense songs, liked it.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

I enjoy the Super Furry Animals. I could probably have this on all day long with no problems, and enjoy it all the way though. It's not gonna be one of my top favourite albums as it hasn't really got that oomph that I need to really get it there. Falls somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me, but as I can really see myself listening to this on repeat and there's not a single song that I dislike I'll give it a 4.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

Aika suoraviivaista rokkia. Tykkäsin levyn tunnelmasta, leppoisan reipasta, hyväntuulista menoa. Sellainen maaliin pääsemisen tunnelma ja sen jälkeinen hyvä olo, varsinkin levyn lopussa.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Had some moments that I thought it sounded like Smash Mouth? Overall, a smooth and relaxing vibe.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Hei täähän ihan jytää! Harva ysärillä tullut rokkilevy on positiivinen. Ei se turhaan ollu grungen valtakautta. Mut tää kyl on aika hyväntuulista ja tällasta glämärihenkinstä psykevetkutusta. Homma toimii ja pituutta koko laikallakin on 40 min joten eri hyvä. Tulee paljon mieleen 2000-luvun alussa vaikuttanut brittibändi the Darkness. Jatkoon. Hyvä nimi bändillä.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

Very nice SFA album - they made so many, none of them grabbed me completely but this one comes very close (just like Outspaced, their b-side compilation album).

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