Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years

April 22, 2009

superfurryanimalsThe more I’ve listened to Dark Days/Light Years, the new release from Welsh band Super Furry Animals, the more I’ve appreciated the nutty pop brilliance that invigorates so much of the album. Over the course of an hour and twelve tracks, the band fuses acid rock, shoegaze, electronica, sunny 60’s pop and blissed out psychedelic jams into an almost improbably entertaining and addictively listenable batch of music. To paraphrase a Last FM listener, the Super Furry Animals are one of the few bands that could write a song about trams and then have it as their first single: “Let us celebrate this monumental progress / We have reduced emissions by seventy-five per cent…” Dark Days/Light Years is a great funhouse of an album, multilayered and often epic in scale, a record to get lost and found in again and again. Standout cuts: “Mt,” “Inaugural Trams,” “Cardiff In The Sun” and “The Very Best Of Neil Diamond.”

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2 Responses to “Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years”

  1. oldrope Says:

    Interesting thoughts. Think I agree with you on the whole, though I haven’t got round to penning anything about Dark Days / Light Years yet. I wanted to give it a bit more time to digest.

    Generally I am of the mind that my initial responses to a Furries album are not as interesting as those formed gradually over time. Like many of SFA’s albums, my opinions are like a fine wine or seriously funky cheese, they just get better with time.

    Anyone with nothing better to do with their lives can read my Furry retrospective here:
    http://oldrope.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/sfa-ok-2/

    Be interested to see how much anyone else agrees

  2. radiondn Says:

    I’ll look forward to what you have to say about this new album.

    Thanks for reading!


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