I’ve had it for a couple of days and I’ve got to say that the Super Furry Animals’ new album, Love Kraft, is a bit disappointing.
I never liked the song Hello Sunshine (off their last album) but clearly loads of other people did. This album seems to pick up the ‘lush’ (bloaty) and ‘dreamlike’ (boring) sound of that song and take it further than I ever thought.
Maybe it’s the fact they recorded most of the album in my neck of the woods – there were probably far too many young women and beach parties around to focus on work. Maybe it’s just that they’re all older and so have mellowed out – it would only be natural. Maybe (and this is what I reckon) it’s that they have been veering towards this sort of dullness since Guerrilla.