Boomkat Product Review:
Showing no signs of slacking off after fourteen years together, the Super Furries are still turning out implausibly good psychedelic pop music some eight albums into their career. Early single 'Show Your Hand' was a good indicator of the sort of standard to be expected from the band's current phase: the fuzzy guitars and that 1967-style far-out melodic fluency is just the ticket, and on tracks like 'Run Away' you can hear a revision of Phil Spector girl bands (check the 'Be My Baby' drum riff). Elsewhere, you can hear elements of the Super Furries' earliest material, as is the case on the glam rocking 'Neo Consumer' and 'Baby Ate My Eightball'. Taking on a more cinematic persona, the band move onto the vibe-heavy doo-wop psych routines of 'Carbon Dating' and belt out a retro-sounding dulcimer ballad in the shape of the excellent 'Suckers'. Few bands can boast this sort of prolonged creative success, and long may it continue. Highly recommended.