Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years (4 stars)

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years

(Rough Trade)
As per comedian Steven Wright’s line about making his own water, ‘two parts H, one part O’, there is a tried and tested winning formula for Super Furries records, and this, their ninth studio album, is no exception. A handful of the prerequisite preposterous album titles (‘Moped Eyes’ and ‘The Very Best of Neil Diamond’ to name but two) combine with melodies of such sheer beauty that they’d make a glass eye cry. Throw in the odd sprawling glam rock epic, the Buggles-style ‘Inaugural Trams’ – which could have come straight off Gruff Rhys’ side project Neon Neon – and the job’s a good ‘un.

Super Furry Animals

Welsh surrealists are back after six years, with their skewed take on Beach Boys melodies, late 60s psychedelia and anything else they fancy throwing into the pot.

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