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Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World

Bill Holdship, Dallas Observer, 2 May 2002

WHEN IT DEBUTED with 1996's Fuzzy Logic, Super Furry Animals never even came close to figuring into the whole "Oasis vs. Blur vs. everyone else" equation that the brief Britpop invasion wrote on the U.S. blackboard. Which is a shame, since the huge melodies on that disc out-popped – or at least equalled – everything Oasis was doing at the time. After that, the group became much too strange and esoteric for its own commercial good; an entire album (2000's Mwng) sung in their native Welsh, for instance, wasn't about to crack any pop market in the United States – or anywhere far outside of Wales, for that matter.

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