Rings Around The World

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2002
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. It's not, as has been signalled, Super Furries' best album. It's their worst. That's still aeons better than most other left-of-centre alternative British pop bands, but it's nonetheless a disappointment.
  2. Blender
    60
    Unless you've just fallen off a bong, the endless whimsy lacks meat. [Apr/May 2002, p.118]
  3. Aurally, Super Furry Animals are evolving into a hybrid of Blur and The Cardiacs. (Drawing) Rings Around The World, Shoot Doris Day and Presidential Suite are excellent, most of the remainder pass muster, but there's nothing to change anyone's world.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 3, 2011
    10
    I'll make one thing clear, this album isn't musically perfect. However, I rated this album so highly based on the ridiclousness of it. It'sI'll make one thing clear, this album isn't musically perfect. However, I rated this album so highly based on the ridiclousness of it. It's fun to listen to and that is something that's not heard often in music. Listening to this album is an adventure, you don't know what comes next. Take No Sympathy for exmple, it's a soft folky song until half way when all of a sudden it's taken over by a wave of techno. I get so much satisfaction from listening to this album and I'm sure SFA had the greatest fun making an album like this. Sadly SFA lost much of this playfulness in their later albums Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2011
    9
    genius i liked it a lot. it was one of the best albums of the decade. i liked maybe more than 2 songs on the album. good achievement.genius i liked it a lot. it was one of the best albums of the decade. i liked maybe more than 2 songs on the album. good achievement. 9 out of 10 good alternative music. Full Review »
  3. BenW.
    Oct 5, 2008
    10
    Another fabulous album, made even better by the DVD release.