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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind altering
Just sat down to watch Phantom Power for the first time. If you have bought it, thinking it to be a collection of unrelated promo videos slung together, you may be pleasantly suprised.
The DVD is a magical trip into world of The Super Furries, with animations by Peter Fowler, preceeding each song. The journey begins inside a giant diarama, and in order to watch...
Published on 27 July 2003 by Amazon Customer

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great music, pointless "animation"
The music on this DVD is excellent, it is exceptional SFA material. However, this DVD also advertises "animation". I didn't quite know what to expect, but I CERTAINLY did NOT expect a stationery picture throughout. That is all it is- a picture of a shelf, with wallpaper in the background that changes pattern OCCASIONALLY. Was this designed for someone with a very severe...
Published on 29 Mar 2009 by Samuel Peers


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3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF?, 12 Jan 2004
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I thought the Rings Around the World DVD was pretty weak, but at least it had a couple of nice videos. This however is almost entirley rubbish. Pete Fowlers intros are good but too short. Such wicked songs deserve better treatments than those dished up on this expensive dvd. Really bad I'm sorry to say.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Phantom Furries lose their Power, 26 Sep 2003
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Mr. I. F. Mcnamara (woodford green, essex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Phantom Power (Audio CD)
After the edge and fiery passion of the magnificent ‘Rings Around the World’, the most striking aspect of their follow up album is how the SFA appear to have sunk back into their own (albeit wonderfully weird) comfort zone.
Whilst no-one could ever accuse SFA of lyrical banality, their excursions into more wayward musical genres (the country twang of ‘Sex, War and Robots’ – can any song ever have been gifted a less apt autograph? – and the calypso driven ‘The Undefeated’) are safe to say the least. Safe SFA songs? Previously a contradiction in terms, but not, I fear, the case for these mediocre moments.
However, ‘Phantom Power’ has much to redeem itself. Take the intriguing ‘Liberty Belle’ with its ‘We’re digging our own hell’ hook, the criminally catchy ‘Golden Retriever’ (are there any finer exponents of the sub three minute pop song?), the sublime West Coast (USA that is, not Wales!) harmonies of ‘The Piccolo Snare’, and the eerie, but aching ‘Cityscape Skybaby’, and you already have a handful of classically timeless SFA compositions.
Add into the fray the more standard efforts like ‘Hello Sunshine’ and ‘Bleed Forever’, combine those with the daft ‘Valet Parking’, and you have a slightly imperfect, but all the same, thoroughly rewarding, cornucopia of eclectic ditties from one of the most underrated and original bands of our time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars HMMMMM!, 26 Aug 2003
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This review is from: Phantom Power (Audio CD)
Despite a number of gushing reviews for this album,SFA are still lurking in an area they dont deserve to be.Sadly,for me this album is rather a disapointment, the quirky,orginality of their previous efforts has faded and this almost falls into sub-Oasis trad at times.
Having produced at least three classic albums already they seem to have faltered here, the tunes are mixed to say the least with the second half of this record needing some quality control.
Needless to say this is far,far better than anything their mid-90's contemparies are releasing(bar maybe Radiohead) and gets better after a few listens.
My main problem is just how ordinary and staid this album seems next to the amazing "Rings Around The World".Its unlikely that they will fade away but this is the first average release of their eight year career.
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