i bought this the week it came out, i was hunting aroung the legendary naffness of 'ourprice' and they had this as their 'album of the week' or something like that. i was intrigued to say the least. purchased it. went home. put it on the player and...God!!. never looked back, SFA rule, as far as i'm concerned they are relatively unsuccessful and that in itself is a travesty of musical justice. they are a tremendous amalgam of all things that ever made music good and only he/she who is a fool would not dig this (and the rest of the albums) to be classics. being a bit of a muso dweeb, i hadnt felt so emotional about hearing an album since the stone roses released their legendary 1st album. i seen them live also, their live version of demons, on 2nd album, had bleedin mariachi mexican trumpeters! oooh yeas). Never mind wanting to get in on the welsh thing, this is a purely musical thing. strips away all boundaries and conventions and the impression that it is just a sonic mindblower is apparent... S'pose the point is this is the one that started it all and it is absolutely, core-shakingly, undeniably and hunt-me-down-and-kill-me if i'm wrong...essential.