Yr Atal Genhedlaeth

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  • Summary: This Welsh-language disc marks the solo debut for the Super Furry Animals frontman.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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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" is undoubtedly a charismatic prize for die-hard Rhys/Super Furries fans, but for drive-by listeners, it's just an interesting appendix to the band's body of work.
  5. Yr Atal Genhedlaeth is so bereft of embellishments that its songs scrape by with the bare essentials: rhythm and melody.
  6. Rawer and less accessible than [Mwng], it still contains many moments that will put a smile on the faces of die-hard SFA fans. [#9]
  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.