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The Furries can't only write beaming melodies, deck them out with sparkling instrumentation and harmonies, and not also have a little fun.Too many people seem to have wrongly assumed that because 's "Demons", plus hammer dulcimer and lyrics that give the almost-guiltily decadent arrangement the band's old Situationist bite: "Suckers playing stadiums, filling them to the rafters, singing power-ballad songs," goes this stadium-ready power ballad, but there's a sucker born every line.
Eight albums in, Super Furry Animals have been around long enough for reviews to start out by saying how long they've been around.When the Welsh psych-pop band first played the main stage at the UK's Reading Festival in 1996, the headliners were Black Grape, the Prodigy, and the Stone Roses in their catastrophic last performance, sans guitarist John Squire.Of those groups, only the Prodigy have put out new music in this millennium-- and even that was too much.Keyboardist Cian Ciarán might not bring as much of the techno influence he contributed to previous albums, except the electronic bleeps on explosively catchy "Into the Night" (which gives the album its title and features a Turkish electric saz) or punky "Neo Consumer".
However, Ciaran's recent doowop obsession shows through on his majestic composition "Carbon Dating"-- almost on par with the still-bowling-me-over "Bowl Me Over", from Ciaran's Acid Casuals project.
The headliners at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals were Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Razorlight, so clearly, the Man don't give a fuck.