Day 12 of my A-Z of noughties music and today we’re all going to ‘L’.
L is for Love Kraft
Super Furry Animals were one of my favourite bands of the 90s, but I lost track of them for the early part of the noughties. Which is a shame, because they continued to produce some pretty great albums throughout that decade.
Fortunately I discovered my error and got back into them prior to their unofficial demise circa 2010 (they have reunited a few times subsequently but their ninth and, to date final, studio album was released in 2009).
They have an impressive back catalogue and beyond a particular nostalgic affection I have for their 1996 debut Fuzzy Logic, I’d be hard pushed to pick a favourite – it’s almost farcical that the Wikipedia entry for almost all of their albums cites the critical consensus at the time to have been that each album was the best of the band’s career. So I went with Love Kraft for this noughties compendium on the basis that there wasn’t anything else leaping out to be selected for ‘L’. And to play us out, we’ll go with the single from that album, Laser Beam, which is as good as anything else they’ve done.