Saturday, July 23, 2005

Supergrass, the band silly...

I've never been a HUGE fan of Supergrass. With that said, their new album owns. I guarantee it'll be on every hipster's iPod in a little over a month when it drops on August heard it here first kids....

Supergrass - Tales of Endurance(parts_4_5_and_6)
Supergrass - Road to Rouen
Supergrass - Kick in the teeth
Supergrass - Fin.
UK pressing. The brand new sounds of Supergrass's fifth record might frighten the timid, unadventurous types who think Supergrass should still be doing buzzsaw pop, ten years after they (re)invented the form with I Should Coco. With their new album they have made a record that is utterly, intriguingly, brilliantly different. Road To Rouen is about a journey; going places, moving on and growing up. ''We've had some trying times over the last couple of years'', reflects Gaz hesitantly, ''And it changes the way you do things. It changed the way I wrote songs.'' A decade on, Road to Rouen signals the beginning of a new chapter for Supergrass. Ghosts of the past have been exorcised and (sort of) laid to rest: Supergrass are ready to face their future. Road to Rouen demonstrates an amazing development in their sound, firmly shaking off the old frivolous and cheeky image. The album is packed with ideas and there are surprises at every turn. In a very good way, it's all over the place. A zither, a ukulele, Led Zep-style psychedelic-folk, brass, strings, the model of drum machine used by Sly & The Family Stone - all these are on Road To Rouen. EMI. 2005.

Lemme' know what ya'll think.


Blogger Ryan said...

Tales of Endurance is the shiz, prob. listened to it four times today.

6:46 PM  

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