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  • Summary: Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey team up to form The Hot Rats and release a debut album of covers produced by Nigel Godrich.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. It’s a hell of a good time and it does what a great covers album should: the band never lets their deep, enduring love get in the way of inspiration or imagination.
  2. Mojo
    What could of been a sedentary stopgap has become an heroic attestation to the thrillls of music fandom. [Apr 2010, p.104]
  3. So, despite promising little, Turn Ons proves to be quite the diverting delight, albeit one you're unlikely to return to once a new Supergrass album arrives.
  4. Turn Ons sounds like a collection of songs its creators always wanted to play but couldn’t find an excuse to. Nothing here sounds dashed-off, however, no doubt thanks in part to the contributions of longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich, who could probably make a Jay Reatard song sound atmospheric.
  5. The lasting impression is of a rock band—experienced but still energetic—screwing around in the studio or garage and playing some of their favorite tunes.
  6. 70
    Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey deliver 12 blasts of stylistic tinkering that never subsume the songs' original intent: to rock.
  7. Uncut
    Coombes and Goffey undoubtedly had fun romping through "Queen Bitch," or tackling "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" in the style of The Zombie, but you'll never play this album more than once. [Apr 2010, p.91]

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