Gruff Rhys “Hotel Shampoo” (2011)

August 14, 2011

The frontman of highly creative Super Furry Animals and an enthusiast of the Welsh language in one invites you on a sunny holiday. Clean beaches, exotic drinks, summer flirts included. Oh, and a bunch of sharks. The opener Shark Ridden Waters is a true psychedelic pop gem with a fantastic usage of recurring percussion. Sophie Softly invokes a memory of old video games through a cool electronic backing. However, Rhys’ voice can be off-putting and there’s nothing special about half of the tracks, excluding great titles (like If We Were Words, We Would Rhyme).

hydrameter: 2/5

Key Tracks: Christopher Columbus, Shark Ridden Waters, Sophie Softly

Watch Shark Ridden Waters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGdERPWoPU

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