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4 stars "Fuzzy Logic" is a brilliant debut album. The welsh quintet nailed the exact sound they wanted to make from square one. This album is pure super furry animals, yet tends to explore the more psychadelic side of their music. This album tends to show off more short burst guitar based tracks than any of their other albums, especially on the first half of this record. This album can be described as frantic and crazy.

Even the album artwork is pretty crazy. The album cover is made up of different passport photos of disguises that Welsh drug dealer, Howard Marks, has used. The album booklet is full of pictures of TV weather girls, Bill Hicks, actor Rhys Ifans, Isaac Newton, Bad Behaviour, Stavros the hamster, Howard Marks, The guy from Sparks, Frank Fontaine and Dic Ben. There is also a big explanation of Fuzzy Logic as a mathematical term. This really adds to the craziness of the album!

The opening track, "God! Show Me Magic" is a short burst of explosive acid pop that serves as a brilliant intro. "Fuzzy Birds" is a great gloomy follow on track. The version of "Something 4 the Weekend" on this album is a lot faster and more frantic than the version that was released as a single. Both are great but the one featured on the 2004 singles collection is very different. This album version is a lot more psychadelic, noisy and frantic.

Some slower moments on this album include the tracks "For Now and Ever", "Hometown Unicorn" and "Long Gone". "Hometown Unicorn" which shows off some more spacier tones. "Hometown Unicorn" is one of the few tracks to have a proper guitar solo in it. This was done for the pop appeal as this was an early single.

"Gathering Moss" is the first real attempt at experimental music, thier experiments in sound would become one of their key features as the years go on as this is something the band continuously concetrated on and built up. There are still a few tracks on this album which show off some of their more unique, creative and experimental sides. "Gathering Moss" is full of dreamy echoic vocals and multi layers of sound which gives off quite a spacey effect.

"Fuzzy Logic" is mostly an album made for pop appeal, although the band hadn't really broken into the mainstream around the time that this was released. Their bigger progressive and art rock elements hadn't really grown yet, but you can still see the very roots of a something that they would begin to develop album by album. "Fuzzy Logic" remains a great debut album after nearly 10 years and it shows off their more rockin' side of songwriting. Altogether a great and unchallenging forty minutes that is easy to fall in love with.

frenchie | 4/5 |


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