Yr Atal Genhedlaeth

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. Mojo
    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. The album’s hyper awareness of its own mortar disrupts a bouncy pace that would otherwise fit Rhys’s suntanned pop to a tee.
  5. Quietly, creepily and insidiously catchy.
  6. 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.
  7. Yr Atal Genhedlaeth is so bereft of embellishments that its songs scrape by with the bare essentials: rhythm and melody.
  8. Under The Radar
    70
    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]
  9. "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.
  10. If you like the Super Furry Animals you will definitely enjoy this album.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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. Full Review »
  2. Lloydy
    Mar 30, 2005
    8
    Like mwng on acid ! GRUFF IS GOD.
  3. 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. Full Review »