“Fuzzy Logic” by Super Furry Animals (1996) bad vocals bad lyrics bad instrumentals bad composition bad arrangements excellent commercial appeal 1/5
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.
“Fuzzy Logic” by Super Furry Animals (1996) bad vocals bad lyrics bad instrumentals bad composition bad arrangements excellent commercial appeal 1/5
😐 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
maybe if i didnt hate his falsetto
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
Creation at their finest.
Cracking album, but nothing beats seeing them do 'The Man Don't Give A Fuck' live.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Another boring British rock band. It doesn't get any more generic than this.
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.
I liked it!
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.
Goddamm first album? Fuck me
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.
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.
Love love it!!!
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.
Welsh wonders. Sadly missed.
Superb. What an album.
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!
A perfect 90s album. Updated 60's sounds and feelings for a new time, with smart lyrics, and it's a lot of fun!
I heard this album before a while ago but forgot how great it is.
Weird and awesome, just how I like it.
Lots of good goofy songs
Never heard of them and loved it.
Fan of the 90's but didn't really know these too well. Absolutely loved this!
Heerlijk hippie Muziek , lekked relaxed geluisterd…
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.
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.
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)
Wow, nothing like getting off to a loud start! It was okay. Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it.
Jamás había oído de este grupo antes
Something 4 the weekend!
Nice one, like the many- sided styles. Some track very much TGTBaTQ
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...)
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
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.
Weird welsh indie. BT: Something 4 The Weekend, If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You, Bad Behaviour
El vocal me recordó mucho a Pete Townshend, muy fresco el álbum :))
Fun album. Not very memorable, but solid pop.
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.
Not familiar with this band. Enjoyed it. Liked the 90s groove and the “noise”. 4.0
there’s some cool soundscapes? I think I need to improv to this
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
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
Very energetic and fun album. I was pleasantly surprised by it.
Really good. Never heard of the band before but I will certainly listen to more.
Muy buen disco en conjunto 3.5
What’s not to love about these guys? Proper welsh wizardry. It’s certainly not their best album, but it’s still a corker!
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.
Banging music. I loved Bad Behaviour
Both relaxed and more intense songs, liked it.
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.
Aika suoraviivaista rokkia. Tykkäsin levyn tunnelmasta, leppoisan reipasta, hyväntuulista menoa. Sellainen maaliin pääsemisen tunnelma ja sen jälkeinen hyvä olo, varsinkin levyn lopussa.
Had some moments that I thought it sounded like Smash Mouth? Overall, a smooth and relaxing vibe.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
Eclectic album that I liked but not much stood out to me. Poppy and likeable.
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
For now and ever
Liked it! Some catchy recognizable songs on here
Great but nothing super special about this.
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.
What's not to like? Though I prefer Radiator.
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.
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
Liked it a lot. Cool rock/prog rock album, easy listening tunes
These guys are tons of fun. I enjoyed the heck out of this!
Apparently a third of all essential albums are obscure britpop... Pretty good though 4
Some nice songs here!
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.
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?
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.
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.
Very enjoyable, fun loving criminals but harder?
Yeah, this was sweet as
I love these sort of crazy everything but the kitchen sink albums. One of the best.
Very solid pop rock album