Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 albums, 11 years in & the grass are young and free no more, 1 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Road To Rouen (Audio CD)
It had to happen sometime. Right from the moment their era-defining debut broke loose in '95, it was crystal clear these boys had soaked up the influences of many a heavy duty rock 'name' of the '60's and '70's. Latter day Beatles; Deep Purple; Zeppelin; Hendrix, they can always be traced somewhere in the Supergrass sound. And every one of those acts, at some stage, pulled out the benchmark calling card of the 'serious, everything thrown in but the kitchen sink, difficult concept album'. Why, these bands invented the genre! Supergrass were always going to have one up their sleeve at some point!
Still for ten years they stuck to what, it now seems, they do best; making perfect three minute Britpop singles. Until this, in which the loose concept seems to be that the band have grown up, and well, got serious. The problem here, apart from the brevity (somehow I expected another half hour!) is simple. You see, for all the zithers, brass sections, ukuleles and overall psychedelic folksiness; for all the aching beauty of 'St. Petersburg', 'Coffee In The Pot's' comical instrumental bounce and the maelstrom of sound that brings 'Roxy's' coda to a close; Supergrass just haven't written enough stunning songs to make this the memorable, new direction album they wanted it to be. There's a great EP here at best, a brilliant singles band they remain.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 3 Jan 2015 10:59:37 GMT
I agree with you to a certain point, but sometimes short and sweet is best. Many of the classic Van Halen albums were only about 35 minutes long. I think that albums should not out stay their welcome. Too many artists are forced to use the max 77 minutes on a CD, which often leads to a drop in quality. I think Supergrass got this one about right
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,664,145