Love Kraft - Super Furry Animals
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Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys) produced the Furries' follow-up to 2003's "Phantom Power," which sees all of the band members (rather than just Gruff Rhys) taking turns at writing and singing. There are no Welsh songs this time out, although there is one in Portugese.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. A work that's at once blissfully romantic, ominously dark, and ridiculously imaginative. [#10, p.107]
  2. Love Kraft is the greatest realisation of the Super Furry vision to date.
  3. 90
    Super Furry Animals have just made perhaps the defining record of their career. [Sep 2005, p.100]
  4. 80
    It's not so much airily psychedelic as totally stoned. [#69, p.99]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Love Kraft is taken down by sludgy pacing and a paucity of ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. JoeyL
    Dec 3, 2006
    10
    This is probably the best album they've made. It's mature and absolutely beautiful.
  2. JohnG
    Sep 19, 2005
    10
    You just can't predict them. Theres no point in even thinking about it. So don't, accept it. Just magic. Again.
  3. SamuelL
    Sep 13, 2005
    10
    The poor reviews are depressingly short sighted. This is an album I could see persisting for decades to come. It takes a while to sink in, but that just makes the discovery of all the intricate melodies and new territories (for SFA) even more rewarding. Expand
  4. BrianD
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    Takes a few listens, but it is certainly worth the effort. Are they ever going to make an album that is less than brilliant?
  5. Tom
    Sep 16, 2005
    9
    A return to form after the relatively boring Phantom Power.
  6. daxp
    Sep 16, 2005
    8
    this is a great album from one of those bands that can just do no wrong.
  7. JamieM
    Sep 30, 2005
    6
    Nah. I love 'em I really do, but this just isn't all that strong. There's a tune shortage here. They've covered it up well, but the killer to filler ratio is well below their average. Cloudberries rocks, mind. Expand

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