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Fuzzy Logic

Super Furry Animals

1996

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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3.08

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5373

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Britpop
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Apr 15 2021
5

Creation at their finest.

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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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Fri May 07 2021
4

C-c-c-combo breaker

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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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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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Fri May 14 2021
1

Trash

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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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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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Fri Sep 11 2020
5

I liked it!

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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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Fri May 07 2021
5

noiceeeeeee

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

Fantastic!!

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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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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

Love love it!!!

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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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Fri Jan 14 2022
5

Superb. What an album.

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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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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

idk yet

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Tue May 24 2022
5

Lots of good goofy songs

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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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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

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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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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Fri May 07 2021
4

Fun listen

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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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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Something 4 the weekend!

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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

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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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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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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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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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

The first two songs feature hamsters. The band is called Super Furry Animals. I’m interested… This album has a real 70s vibe that I found quite fun. Some good rock with a lot of interesting bits thrown in. Flute and trombone solo? Check. There are little delights to be found all over this musical funhouse. Really enjoyed it! I love how the ending ends with a “we’ll be together” anthem. A wonderfully corny conclusion that appeals greatly to me! Favorite tracks: God! Show Me Magic, Fuzzy Birds, Something 4 The Weekend, Gathering Moss, For Now and Ever

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

It seems like these guys make music because it's fun. I like it. Musically at least it's light and poppy --- I didn't have a chance to dig deep into the lyrics so maybe they're talking about serious stuff but I was having a good time. Even Long Gone, which is melancholy, if not outright sad, isn't overly earnest or dramatic, just serious enough. Nice.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

I liked right away that "hamster" was a lyric in the first two songs. This was fun and Welsh. The subject matter of the songs has to be some of my favorites ever. It's a bit of a crazy mix of styles, but always made me smile.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Eclectic album that I liked but not much stood out to me. Poppy and likeable.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Love this from Gruff and the boys, some bangers on here of Course "Something 4 The Weekend" is a Britpop classic and reminds me of that Mid 90's optimism which we could so do with now, what a different world we are living in now! Favorite tracks "Fuzzy Birds" The aforementioned "Something for the Weekend" and "Long Gone". Terrific stuff

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Mon Feb 28 2022
4

For now and ever

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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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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

Liked it! Some catchy recognizable songs on here

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

Rock, grunge.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Great but nothing super special about this.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

omg i'm such a huge fan of this album. I had never heard of this band before, but they are very up my alley.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

What's not to like? Though I prefer Radiator.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

Do tego albumu muszę jeszcze wrócić, na pewno o wiele ciekawszy, niż większość tutejszych średniaków. Dobrze się tego słucha, szczególnie na słuchawkach - ktoś długo przesiadał nad masteringiem płyty. I są smyczki, z automatu +1 byczku.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Fun et éclectique! Prefs: God! Show Me Magic, Fuzzy Birds, Something for the Weekend, Frisbee, Gathering Moss, Bad Behaviour, Hangin' With Howard Marks, For Now and Ever. Moins pref: Long Gone

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Liked it a lot. Cool rock/prog rock album, easy listening tunes

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

These guys are tons of fun. I enjoyed the heck out of this!

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

Apparently a third of all essential albums are obscure britpop... Pretty good though 4

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Tue May 03 2022
4

Some nice songs here!

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Mon May 09 2022
4

Интересно, что эту группу я вообще пропустил и не знал или забыл о ней. А группа стоящая. Не могу сказать, что альбом ровный, но очень достойный внимания. 7 из 10.

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Tue May 17 2022
4

Britpop + psychedelia + punk rock? Was this album made specifically for me? Fun and the right amount of stupid. Some songs were a bit forgettable. This band is very much up my alley though, gotta check their other work as well. Shit, they made an entire neo-psychedelic album in Welsh?

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Thu May 26 2022
4

Great

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

That's what I like about indie rock. It's so adventurous and pure. Fuzzy Logic in particular sounds like a pastiche sometimes. I caught stuff from '70s rock to the britpop sounds of the '90s. But it didn't come out as unoriginal nor uninteresting. In fact, it's the most adventurous and fun indie rock album that I heard for a while. It can be messy and all over the place, but it's great rock nonetheless.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Great psychedelic pop mixed with britpop. And Gruff Rhys was in that band?! I didn't even know! I will definitely check out their later albums.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Very enjoyable, fun loving criminals but harder?

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Yeah, this was sweet as

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

I love these sort of crazy everything but the kitchen sink albums. One of the best.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Very solid pop rock album

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

90s mash up of weezer and radiohead

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Solid album. I I enjoyed a few songs.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

this album is all over the place! i do admire when an artist does not confine themselves to any one genre--or two. or three. i liked the range that super furry animals were able to project. it was such a weird listen but an enjoyable one. every song was unique, and somehow the whole album flowed? i wouldn't think this album would work but it does. some songs were absolute bangers ("god! show me magic", "something 4 the weekend") and others were sleepers ("long gone", "bad behaviour") and some weren't as good, but it made for a cohesive listen.

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