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Radiator [MINIDISC]

Super Furry Animals Mini-Disc
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  • Mini-Disc (11 July 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B00004WT47
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 618,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums I have ever listened to 4 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
Radiator is one of the greatest albums ever made. Its clever mix of styles, from beach boy style harmonies through melancholy techno and enervating punk will leave you amazed.
Gruff's voice sounds perfect for the songs and Cian's clever use of electronic effects makes the Super Furry Animals stand way above any of their immediate contemporaries.
There are no bad tracks here, but pay special attention to International Language of Screaming with Gruff taking this title literally towards the end of the song and Play it Cool is more laid back than a very relaxed limbo dancer of holiday.
However, possibly the finest track is Hermann loves Pauline, with mad lyrics about Einstein, Marie Curie and Che Guavara.
If you haven't heard anything by SFA before, I recommend that you buy this and never look back.
SFA OK!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars took my breath away... 30 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
i was shocked at how brilliant this album was. The band is almost like a British version of Eels. If you loved Beautiful Freak, you'll love this album, and visa versa.

Almost every single song is an absolute winner... in terms of songs that are suitable to hit the radio as singles you are spoilt for choice here. The album is very strong all the way through. You'll want to listen to it on repeat over and over again.

The songs do vary in style which means it doesn't have that "samey" feel of so many similar albums out there.

I cannot recommend this album highly enough. It's collosal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SFA's Finest Hour 21 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this album? It's like a good meal really. Diverse and rich, with much on offer for all tastes. I discovered this album a week before a family tragedy, so it's permanently associated with that, but not in a bad way. Put simply, it's great as a whole, and by turns diverse, rich, brilliant, sparky and dreamy. Dreamy's the key really. I'm sure some of my dreams have played out with this as a soundtrack. Psychedelic trance rock. Not as a specific genre, God forbid... It's warm, and you feel loved listening to it.

My favourite section is from 'Bass Tuned To D.E.A.D' to the end of the album. Quirky, eccentric and pure genius. In my top twenty albums, without a shadow of a doubt. Love it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, imaginative, clever, funny. Superb album. 24 April 2001
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Format:Audio CD
When the Super Furry Animals are at their best they stand head and shoulders over their contemporaries - and they have never made a better album than this. The first few tracks are good solid SFA fare, if nothing revelatory, but by the time Demons fades out the Furries are well and truly firing on all cylinders and proceed to belt out one of the strongest middle sections of an album you'll have heard in many moons.
The Beach Boys comparisons usually get wheeled out every time this album is mentioned, and while it's true that a few tracks e.g. She's Got Spies are sprinkled with Wilsonesque "oooo"s and "ba ba ba ba"s (and unlike certain other popular Welsh bands they pull it off without sounding like they're playing a Christmas song) there's more often a late 70s/early 80s power pop vibe going on, such as the fantastic Chupacabras (furiously thrashed out in barely 90 seconds) or the stompy genius of Hermann Luvs Pauline.
Although mainly guitar-based, instruments are wielded with refreshing imagination and a glimpse of the band's oft-vaulted techno roots can sometimes be detected in the unconventional backing effects and the way the last song degenrates into brain-frazzled bleepery at the death- all of which help put paid to any chance of this album being easily pigeonholed in terms of style.
Lyrically too Radiator is superb with a ready supply of wit and a wide range of targets- topics include the birth of Einstein and the relation of Che Guevara thereto, the danger of one's cat or goat being devoured by a huge Latin American bat, a Welsh-language plea for a long haircut (Torri Fy Ngwallt Yn Hir) and plenty more besides.
Even now it's got a few birthdays behind it, Radiator still sounds fresh and exciting. It is a fine example of the surreal and wonderful world of the Furries and there's just so much going on it stands up very well to repeat listening. Great band, great songs, great attitude. Go on, you know you want to. Soy super bien.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If SFA's debut Fuzzy Logic flirted with a variety of musical genres, then Radiator, its follow-up, has a full-blown affair with them. The songwriting has improved markedly (compare, say, the acid-glam of Hermann Loves Pauline to the Quo-glam of God! Show Me Magic) and has greater depth (similarly, compare the wistful beauty of Demons to the relatively airy-fairy Gathering Moss).

Perhaps the best illustration of SFA's unconventional approach comes at Radiator's conclusion, when the psychedelic folk of The Mountain People inexplicably mutates into pumping techno. It's but one of countless inspired moments on a magnificent LP by one of the best bands on this planet. Assuming, that is, that they really are of this planet...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just very good music 13 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
this was the second album i bought by them, jsut because i wanted the single 'demons' but straightaway i realised that this is a classic album. the opener 'placid casual' is really dramatic sounding, 'demons' is a gorgeous record as is 'down a different river', even the artwork in the sleeve rocks! The best thing about this album is it surprises on every listen as there is a lot happening without being hard to listen to. also love the way you get elements of beach boys harmonising. Love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by adamski741
4.0 out of 5 stars Radiating
I actually FORGOT that i once owned a copy of this great album about ten years ago, i recently bought a used copy and suddenly!!!! it all came flooding back. Read more
Published on 11 April 2007 by G. Hulin
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Ranchero
Without question, THE best album to be released in the 1990's. Time will decree the SFA's to be the most influential British band of this era (the best bit is that they are still... Read more
Published on 13 Jun 2006 by Thomas R Ranchero
5.0 out of 5 stars SFA masterpiece
great album! i love it, i think here u can find SFA maximum peak as songwriting skills;
recordings are a bit rough but that's one of the elements that make this album a... Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2005 by Cliente Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge by the cover??
S.F.A's best album in my opinion. This was an album I bought based on its cover - a great design and probably even better once listened to. Read more
Published on 15 Dec 2003 by E. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars A kind of fuzzy logic
The Rambling Keyboard introduction (Furryvision) for this album sets the tone for the rest of one of the best albums I've ever had the fortune to randomly buy, based on the fact it... Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2003 by Jonathan Elias
5.0 out of 5 stars Hungry?
If, in an unusual twist of fate, albums were to become pizzas, Radiator would be some sort of 'Ultimate-Supreme-Monster Pizza' type-affair, piling all of the juiciest toppings,... Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2002 by Pete Goodson
5.0 out of 5 stars this album rules
this album rules but only if you like the sort of music on the album songs like 'demons'and'down a different river' really build up the albums atrong points i would class this... Read more
Published on 11 April 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars SFA OK!
The best SFA album to date,all the tunes are top anyone who loves great pop tunes please buy.Plus check out the last two tracks in particular this is part of the physcodelic... Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2002 by r e garland
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums I have heard
Easily ranking in my personal top three CDs, Radiator is the pick of SFA's albums up to and including RATW. Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2001
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