Love Kraft - Super Furry Animals

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Perhaps it's a little disappointing on some level that Love Kraft is merely a very good Super Furry Animals [album], with few surprises outside of its alluring sleekness.
  2. "Love Kraft" is as cohesive a record as the group has yet produced.
  3. Even by SFA’s lofty standards, the production on Love Kraft is little short of incredible.
  4. "Love Kraft"... sees the group slowing down and settling into themselves, revelling in their customary psychedelic indulgences while knocking out a supremely relaxed perfect pop album in the process.
  5. 88
    Their greatest album. [#17, p.93]
  6. 80
    It's not so much airily psychedelic as totally stoned. [#69, p.99]
  7. 60
    A beautiful waste of time. [Sep 2005, p.88]
  8. Love Kraft is the greatest realisation of the Super Furry vision to date.
  9. Just another mind-bendingly great, often dazzling SFA record. [20 Aug 2005, p.57]
  10. Frankly, Love Kraft sounds like a different band, which would be fine, if it wasn’t so less loveable and not nearly as bizarre.
  11. The Furries are super once more. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.144]
  12. A utopian epic, a sweeping musical argument for love in the time of Fallujah.
  13. They seem to have recaptured a lot of the elegance and urgency that characterised the increasingly seminal 'Rings Around The World'... and the songwriting, even if it is roaming mostly uncharted territory, is back towards prime potency.
  14. If Love Kraft were three or four songs shorter, would it be one of the Super Furry Animals' best records? Maybe.
  15. What could have easily ended up as a boring, stale record -- the sound of a band getting ready for 401(k) land -- is instead the peaceful sound of a goofy band being a little less silly.
  16. While there's no doubt that listening to the Super Furries' seventh album is mostly a pleasure, there are moments when it feels like a little less relaxation might have paid off. [Sep 2005, p.116]
  17. Love Kraft emphasizes contemplative beauty over the manic propulsion of the band's early work.
  18. Unhurried, smooth and easy on the ears.
  19. Love Kraft is taken down by sludgy pacing and a paucity of ideas.
  20. Their melodies have never sounded richer or more lovely, their charm never more beguiling. SFA have made their best album yet.
  21. 90
    Super Furry Animals have just made perhaps the defining record of their career. [Sep 2005, p.100]
  22. A work that's at once blissfully romantic, ominously dark, and ridiculously imaginative. [#10, p.107]
  23. 60
    The difference between Super Furry Animals and all those freaky folk guys is that SFA aren't really trying to be all that freaky anymore. [Oct 2005, p.80]

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