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  • Summary: The Furries return with an entire album of Welsh-language songs.

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Y Teimlad
Y teimlad sy'n gyrru bobol I anghofio amser The feeling that makes people forget time Y teimlad sy'n gyrru ti I feddwl nad yw'r dyfodol mor fler The... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Smart, melodic, catchy songs that not only have strong, wonderful structures, but are graced with inventive, clever arrangements.
  2. One of the most extraordinary indie sets since the Olivia Tremor Control's Dusk At Cubist Castle.
  3. What SFA have done here is beautifully sublime, and they've done it without ploy or pretension.
  4. Horns, keyboards and acoustic guitars dominate the 10 tracks here, with an overall live sound that steers clear of the studio effects the band embraced with their last release, Guerrilla.
  5. At its best, this is strangely charming, chiming pop music with a twist. At other times, the bare-boned production hampers the inventiveness, rendering a track such as Y Teimlad (The Feeling) a workmanlike Velvet Underground retread rather than the thing of symphonic beauty it briefly threatens to be.
  6. Mwng fits right in with their unique vision, and shows that the band can happily and productively work outside of the traditional bounds of the music industry.
  7. Minimizing their usual production trickery in favor of live-in-the-studio ensemble thrust, these merry pranksters swim in classic-psychedelia grooves while offering oodles of art-rock allusion.

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  1. WillieL
    Aug 14, 2006
    I speak Welsh. So I know what they're on about (even though Gruff Rhys has a distinctively northen accent). Its excellent.