- Summary: This is the fifth album (and a return to English-lanugage songs) for the well-regarded Welsh indie band, now signed to a major label (Epic). It is the first album ever to be released simultaneously on DVD and CD (with the DVD containing a movie and a remix for each track on the album). PaulThis is the fifth album (and a return to English-lanugage songs) for the well-regarded Welsh indie band, now signed to a major label (Epic). It is the first album ever to be released simultaneously on DVD and CD (with the DVD containing a movie and a remix for each track on the album). Paul McCartney and John Cale have cameo appearances on the album.… Expand
- Record Label: Epic
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alternative
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Rings Around The World takes another twelve bold strides forward, applying the technology explored on earlier efforts like Radiator and Guerrilla and the restraint exercised on the more lo-fi Mwng to a fresh set of songs that stretch the group's stylistic boundaries and provide the young century with one of its first classic albums.
SFA's first truly flawless album.... Sad, lush, romantic, beautiful, heartbroken, crazy, this is an album powerful enough to make you shout out loud in public or cry alone at night. [Aug 2001, p.96]
Rings Around the World might be stylistically all over the place, and some people may think it sounds like Super Furry Animals are desperately trying to show the world how clever they are, but it's so much fun to listen to, that it hardly matters. It's a near-perfect album, and we all should be thankful there are bands out there willing to throw everything they've got into a record just to see what happens.
RyanC.Aug 23, 2001Another perfect record.
satanzlittlehelperAug 16, 2001of course its a 10! go buy it now and do something good for yourself... ...awesome....syd barret strated new career as a bungee jumper when of course its a 10! go buy it now and do something good for yourself... ...awesome....syd barret strated new career as a bungee jumper when he heard this....brian wilson invents new medication ZOZAC in order to understand how in the world these guys did what he was striving for all his life....noel gallagher turns ortodox....american president shaves his head.....er...awesome.… Expand
May 3, 2011I'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… Collapse
MichaelE.Aug 3, 2002My favorite album this year. Life-affirming.
[Anonymous]Jul 24, 2007Wonderful album, the best of 2002.
BenW.Oct 5, 2008Another fabulous album, made even better by the DVD release.
ssApr 27, 2002crap.
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