Supergrass Is 10: Best of 94-04
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The band is made up of Gaz Coombes - lead vocals & guitar, Danny Goffee - Drums & Vocals, Mick Quinn - Bass & Vocals, and Rob Coombes on the Keyboard. They came together to form Supergrass in 1994 and soon became very successful and over the years as they continued to churn out hit after hit, the public started to take them for granted not noticing what fantastic music they were still making. It is hard to understand how this band ended up so under-rated while bands such as oasis and blur were flying through the Britpop scene with such success. This could be put down to the facts that even though they are highly talented they still know how to laugh at themselves.
All the once loved but now forgotten hits are there, 'Alright', 'Moving', 'Late in the day' and of course the more recent hit 'Grace' this is the perfect album for chilling out, kicking back and remembering what summer is all about. The single released and made for this album 'Kiss of Life' is a great funky piece of pop which gives across a different side to the usual comical fun-loving face that Supergrass are most well known for.Read more ›
This decade spanning compilation is essential in any good indie music collection. Riding high on hits, it's quite incredible when you think of just how much quality music the three lads, led by cool frontman Gaz Coombes, made whilst they were still so young. The songs aren't in chronological order, but in an order which is pleasing to the listener.
From the evergreen student anthem 'Alright', the classic and exhilarating 'Caught by the Fuss'' and the brilliant 'Pumping On Your Stero', the album is great fun from start to finish. As time went on, the material matured, but the boys' energy remained, 'Sun Hits The Sky' was an excellent rock ballad, and the equally brilliant 'Moving' has lyrics which really speak to me. It's a shame that Supergrass aren't as well respected as Oasis and Blur, but I don't think the band ever took their music all that seriously anyway. They did however manage to successfully go from '90s Britpop to sound just as modern as any indie rock band in 2004, the year of this album's release.
Despite their many hits, Supergrass aren't just a singles band, I think that their studio albums are just as consistently brilliant, so if you'd never bought one before, hopefully one listen of 'Supergrass is 10' will encourage you to do so.
Note: There is also a DVD equivalent of the greatest hits CD avaiable here: Supergrass: Supergrass Is 10 - The Best Of Supergrass 1994-2004 [DVD], which is the perfect visual package for fans.
At the time of Britpop, Pulp had 'Common People', Oasis had 'Live Forever', Blur had 'Parklife' and Ash had 'Girl From Mars' but one of the key songs of this golden era is the aforementioned 'Alright', a pop gem that broke Supergrass and started an incredible career.
'Alright' itself can be described as annoying but very catchy, Supergrass have only recently returned it to their setlist after dropping it in favour of a more mature sound.
This commerative album captures the glory of Supergrass' early era, the exceptional 'Strange ones' along with fan favourites 'Lenny' and 'Mansize Rooster'. However the opener could not have been a better choice; 'Caught by the fuzz' is the classic Supergrass number, short and sweet, indie rock with a colourful beat.
From their rather confused second album, only the better tracks are selected. 'Richard III' and 'Sun Hits the Sky' are highlights are Supergrass' career, and evidence that a more heavier direction was needed in their musical style to keep with the changing world of music, the teeny pop fun had been discarded and a more aggressive rock attitude shines through whilst still proving to be tunefully and commerically appealing sing-along favourites.
'Going Out' whilst successful at the time of release, seems a major weakness of Supergrass' 10 year stretch if you take all their material into account. The poorest track on this album drones along in a irratating way and never really takes off, it represents the weakness of 'In it for the money' which was an album trying to get there but stumbling along the way.Read more ›
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I am 44 years old and love music. I had forgotten how good Supergrass were, until I heard a song on the T.V that reminded me off one of their songs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Might need to listen a few more times as I remember them differently to what I am hearing now if that makes sensePublished 4 months ago by Rob
Some great tunes here....but with a 'best of' it's just the singles rather than the best.Published 9 months ago by RichieCola