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  • Summary: This Welsh-language disc marks the solo debut for the Super Furry Animals frontman.
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  1. And if the production is not as sumptuous as a Furry’s album – although it’s by no means lo-fi – thematically it’s business as usual.
  2. 80
    As a rough cut solo exercise, Rhys has delivered a blinder. [Feb 2005, p.102]
  3. All Yr Atal Genhedlaeth lacks is the unifying ambition of the great SFA records.
  4. Yr Atal Genhedlaeth sounds like a one-off; a palette cleanser for the Furries’ frontman. It doesn’t rise to the level of Rhys’ work with his day job, but then again, it isn’t meant to.
  5. Quietly, creepily and insidiously catchy.
  6. If you like the Super Furry Animals you will definitely enjoy this album.
  7. These stripped-down efforts offer an insight into the singer's writing methods, but not much else. [Feb 2005, p.102]

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  1. rubymarvelous
    Jul 12, 2005
    9
    it's one of the bestest album that has been released this year. I've listened to love kraft and I must say gruff's solo output it's one of the bestest album that has been released this year. I've listened to love kraft and I must say gruff's solo output pleases me more! a record to buy and cherish. Expand
  2. FancieladT
    Feb 8, 2005
    8
    Around 28 minutes long, I'd say I could play this album five times a day and not get sick of it. At first, it errs a little on the Around 28 minutes long, I'd say I could play this album five times a day and not get sick of it. At first, it errs a little on the underwhelming side, but repeated listens reveal an AWESOME album, worthy of Gruff Rhys's name. I imagine the only thing that'll make me forget this album's release is the upcoming Super Furry Animals album. Expand
  3. Lloydy
    Mar 30, 2005
    8
    Like mwng on acid ! GRUFF IS GOD.