Radiator (album)


Radiator (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Radiator
Type = Album
Artist = Super Furry Animals


Released = 25 August 1997
Recorded = 1997
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 46:54
Label = Creation
Producer = Gorwel Owen
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:4mzyxdsb1olk~T00 link]
*Pitchfork (8.7/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/s/super-furry-animals/radiator.shtml link]
Last album = "Fuzzy Logic"
(1996)
This album = "Radiator"
(1997)
Next album = "Ice Hockey Hair"
(1998)
Misc = Singles
Name = Radiator
Type = album
Single 1 = Hermann ♥'s Pauline
Single 1 date = 24 May, 1997
Single 2 = The International Language of Screaming
Single 2 date = 12 October, 1997
Single 3 = Play It Cool
Single 3 date = 22 September, 1997
Single 4 = Demons
Single 4 date = 17 November, 1997

"Radiator" is the second album by the Super Furry Animals. It peaked at #8 on the UK charts.cite web|last=|first=|title=Search Results -- Albums|work=http://www.everyhit.com|date=2008-03-24|url=http://www.everyhit.com|accessdate=2008-03-24] In 2005, it was reissued with a bonus disc of other tracks from the time.

In 2000 "Q" magazine placed "Radiator" at number 73 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

Singer Gruff Rhys has described "Radiator" as "more interesting" than the band's debut "Fuzzy Logic" with the group taking advantage of producer Gorwel Owen's "Atari computers, and banks of old vintage synths" to create an album which was "musically ... much more adventurous".cite journal|first = Piers|last = Martin|title = Album by album: Super Furry Animals|journal = Uncut|volume = 131|pages = 70–72|month = April | year = 2008]

Track listing

All songs by Super Furry Animals.

#"Furryvision" – 1:26
#"The Placid Casual" – 2:49
#"The International Language of Screaming" – 2:14
#"Demons" – 5:11
#"Short Painkiller" – 0:38
#"She's Got Spies" – 4:43
#"Play It Cool" – 3:16
#"Hermann ♥'s Pauline" – 4:43
#"Chupacabras" – 1:26
#"Torra Fy Ngwallt Yn Hir" – 1:54
#"Bass Tuned to D.E.A.D" – 3:20
#"Down a Different River" – 5:37
#"Download" – 3:19
#"Mountain People" – 6:18

Reissue bonus disc

#"Mu-tron" – 3:16
#"nO.K." – 2:12
#"Foxymusic" – 3:49
#"Hit & Run" – 3:29
#"Wrap It Up" – 3:25

"nO.K." plays the theme of "The International Language of Screaming" on an acoustic guitar, without the vocals, accentuating the alphabet being read in both English and Welsh in the background. As the title implies, the recitations of the alphabets omit the letter "K". This was in response to the popularity of Kula Shaker at the time who had adopted the letter K as part of their manifesto. SFA recorded nO.K leaving out the letter K as an anti Kula-Shaker stance. Fact|date=February 2008

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