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An underrated classic,
This review is from: Stainless Style [Explicit] (MP3 Download)
A collaboration between Super Furry Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip, this album tells the story of the rise and fall of John Delorean (the northern Irish carmaker). They describe it as "a very frivolous electro-pop record about the first playboy engineer".
Reading the blurb this album shouldn't really work, but it does. Musically it nostalgically channels 80's pop while somehow putting a modern electronic slant on proceedings. It's a real mix of slower numbers, great pop tunes and hip-hop heavy tracks, the latter keeping you on your toes while never grating. The lyrics are great, full of depth yet on the surface quite whimsical.