- Audio CD (29 April 2013)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Limited Edition
- Label: LEX RECORDS
- ASIN: B00BRBJSAE
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,081 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Praxis Makes Perfect Limited Edition
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The follow up to Stainless Steel, Praxis Makes Perfect, is the second album from collaborators Gruff Rhys (frontman of Welsh band Super Furry Animals) and producer Boom Bip.
This is the limited edition double CD.
Top Customer Reviews
But I listened again. And again. And I can't stop listening to it. I constantly hum all the tracks on an endless mind-loop. This album is utterly, utterly brilliant.
I've read quite a lot of criticism of it, much along the lines of a 'lack of singles', but to me this is a risky concept, and subject matter, and the songs flow beautifully together as a bio. Singles and stand-out tracks are not really what it is about. Besides, I personally think 'The Jaguar' and 'Hammer and Sickle' are as good as anything on Stainless.
And I was so happily surprised that, even with a left wing politician as the inspiration rather than a chin-implanted capitalist behemoth, that the eighties synth and pop feel (which I'd personally associate with Western decadence and excess) still remained in all its glory!
This is such a clean and refined album ... enough already; my main point is: If you were disappointed first time round, I really recommend sticking with it.
Gruff Rhys cannot do a thing wrong in my opinion and this album continues to show what a talented, versatile and fun musician he is. A great project and I hope there are third and fourth and more albums to come!
It is of interest to people who take their music in whatever direction they feel it takes them.
Be aware you will get hooked.
Its happened to me.
Another great album by Neon Neon.
I'm often disappointed by side collaborations, but there has been some amazing work created by members of SFA over the last year. Check out Cian Ciarán 'Outside In' and personally I'm in love with Gulp (Guto Pryce of SFA and Lindsey Leven) who have just recorded an album after their debut single 'Game Love' which I hope will see the light of day very soon.
Phew... my first amazon review done!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although fans of the debut album may find some solace in this album it is a slightly more risky purchase. Read morePublished on 13 July 2013 by David
I didn't even buy this product! I have the Amazon mp3 app and my phone hah unlocked and bought this album! Read morePublished on 1 July 2013 by Kim McC
Got this Album as I loved their first concept album so much.
But what's even better is the live show - you MUST see it if you can!
Stainless style - was exactly that..80s poppy with a current twist - music based story telling that you'd dig out time & time again. Read morePublished on 1 Jun. 2013 by Janus Johansen
Bought this CD after I heard Mid Century Modern Nightmare on 6 Music and thought I'd take a punt. Would advise anyone else not to bother - this is a one-listen wonder with plenty... Read morePublished on 13 May 2013 by Rob Young