venerdì 13 marzo 2009

The Supernaturals "A Tune A Day"

Indimenticabile il primo album di questa formazione. Un trionfo di melodie brit pop, trascinanti e semplicissime, ma di grande effetto. Critica in ginocchio e grande riscontro di vendite. Poi ecco il secondo disco, che propongo ora sul mio blog, che ritengo inferiore al primo, ma che si mantiene comunque su una buonissima linea compositiva. Sotto ci aggiungo la recensione dell'NME che diede un bel 7. (1998 Food)

"TIMES ARE TOUGH FOR THOSE OF A JUVENILE BENT. But luckily, The Supernaturals have seen through it all. Realising that pre-millennial tension is a rubbish idea invented by a barmy trip-hop star and the X-Files, they have written an album about DIY superstores and submarines, perfectly poised to annoy - specifically - Radiohead fans.
Only a miserable git would view this with anything other than admiration. Quite a lot of 'A Tune A Day' is yer basic inoffensive yet dull Chart Show fodder ('You Take Yourself Too Seriously' - see?) and sometimes the cute summer harmonies and - oooh! - jingle-jangle guitars leave a sneaking suspicion that The Supernaturals' favourite thing in the world is tickling Richey James' fans in the armpits.
Such is their air of 'mustn't grumble', it occasionally means that even the rather affecting possibilities of 'Motorcycle Parts' or 'Submarine Song' end up sacrificed for the sake of another wisecrack.
But inhabiting the land between The Monkees and 'Alright'-era Supergrass isn't such a bad place to be. Nor is possessing none of the po-faced qualities that pass for cool these days, or writing occasionally lovely, flyaway tunes. Unfortunately, they will be rejected out of hand by those who believe that man Ashcroft to be a fitting cultural spokesman and disappear without trace within six months. Which would be tragic." (NME 1998)

- You Take Yourself Too Seriously
- Monday Mornings
- Submarine Song
- I Wasn't Built To Get Up
- Country Music
- Motorcycle Parts
- Sheffield Song (I Love Her More Than I Love You)
- Vw Song
- Idiot
- Magnet
- Still Got That Feeling
- Let Me Know
- It Doesn't Matter Any More
- Everest


2 commenti:

  1. ma quanti bei gruppi sono usciti negli anni '90? veramente una miniera d'oro di suoni... ok, siamo tutti figli dei Beatles o dei Rolling Stones o dei Joy Division o degli Smiths... insomma si parte da lì, poche cose nuove sono state inventate... forse i Radiohead o i My Bloody Valentine sono davvero "fuori etichette"... i Supernaturals rischiavano veramente di venire dimenticati in mezzo a tante band... e non se lo meritano perchè dimostrano in questo disco di aver imparato (bene, direi) la lezione dei padrini (in questo caso, i Fab 4, pochi cazzi!)

  2. I thought it was a good album...