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has anyone got the album yet?
I'm going to rush to the shop after work to get my grubby mitts on a copy!!
Check my profile pic.
it looks candylion has an afro
not really enough to comment, but skylon is wicked
So it's a good job I've ordered it. I've had a despatch e-mail.
i.e. go out and buy this.
From what i've read it sounds brilliant. In his Metro interview he likened his Spanish track to both the tannoy announcements in public transport stations and 2 Unlimited.
and although it isn't as catchy as his first solo lp it is certainly a grower.
The final track about the hijack on a plane bounces along merrily for 14 minutes and is a work of genius.
This album proves without a doubt that Gruff Rhys is one of the best singer-songwriters of the last 10 years.
and thought it was ace. I buy this tomorrow. x
I haven't liked a SFA since Mwng, will I like this? I've read a few reviews and i'm tempted
something superior to the post-Mwng output then you will probably be happy with this new album. I agree that the majority of SFAs material after that particular album has been a bit touch and go.
But I find that Rhys's solo work gives him a platform with far fewer constraints where he is able to experiment with ideas alot more than he can in the control of the band.
I find SFAs "poppy" sound to be their strongest and most rewarding style of music which they seem to have abandoned of late. But Rhys seems to re-tread this ground with his first and now this album.
I think he should disband SFA and go full out solo myself.
disband SFA? After losing The Delgados and The Beta Band in recent years, couldn't stand the idea of another band I love vanishing!
no, he bloody shouldn't. You should disband yourself. Take that.
and it's awfully good. I think i like it more than his first one.
and everything that's been said about Skylon is true, just lovely lovely stuff