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Super Furry Animals' 'Guerrilla' 20th Anniversary Set Is a Vital Re-Issue

Twenty years later, Guerrilla remains a self-contained joy and a great example of how unique, self-assured, and mature yet silly Super Furry Animals were at the turn of the century.

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Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

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Gruff Rhys: American Interior

American Interior certainly sounds like the most ambitious Rhys project since he belonged in a bigger band.

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Gruff Rhys: Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals has a habit of collecting complimentary shampoo bottles from hotels. God only knows what this has to do with Welsh pop music.

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Wales: So "Cool Cymru" Part II

Not so beholden to British traditions, Welsh bands are as likely to be influenced by US music as UK music. Indeed, Cardiff is sometimes called the “New Seattle” due to its prevalence of (post-)grunge bands.

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Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years

Veteran Welsh psych-pop quintet continue to evolve, while revisiting the tripped-out, up-tempo sounds of their early days.

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Super Furry Animals

The last time the Super Furry Animals played Philadelphia, they rode on stage in a golf cart. So, understandably, there’s an odd sense of trepidation as the small crowd notices that the stage is bereft of props.

Kevin Pearson
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Super Furry Animals: Hey Venus!

Welsh band's eighth studio album is everything its predecessor was not: immediately likeable, swiftly paced, and mercilessly brief.

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Various Artists: Furry Selection

Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce takes a spin through the apparently bottomless Trojan back catalogue and produces a surprisingly cohesive mix of ‘70s rocksteady and dub reggae.

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Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft

Depending on how you choose to perceive it, the band's orchestral seventh album is either one of its greatest achievements or one of its most pedestrian.

Zeth Lundy
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Super Furry Animals: Songbook: The Singles, Vol. 1

Wales' favorite sons celebrate a decade of making Pure Pop for Now People with this collection of genre-defying singles.

Zeth Lundy
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Super Furry Animals: Phantom Phorce

Fans of electronic music will find plenty of tracks on Phantom Phorce to rock their bodies (other artists on the album not mentioned previously include Four Tet, Boom Bip, Zan Lyons, and Massimo); however, those who know the original material will get the most satisfaction from the remixes.

Zeth Lundy
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Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power

Phantom Power sounds more understated and warmer than its predecessor, but still retains both the ambitious and ridiculously catchy elements that we've come to love from this band.

Adrien Begrand
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Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World

Rife with energy and overflowing with ideas, experiments, and glorious pop hooks, Super Furry Animals make a huge, bold statement with this album: they want to be a great band, not merely a good band, and with Rings Around the World, they just might have accomplished that feat.

Adrien Begrand
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