Supergrass
Supergrass Is Ten: Best Of Supergrass 1994 - 2004


5.0
classic

Review

by Senor_Whippy USER (22 Reviews)
August 1st, 2005 | 19 replies | 6,703 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Holy crap this is one of the best singles compilations i think i've ever heard.Each track is a belter and even the bonus stuff at the end is ace.It's unlikely that anyone in America has heard of Supergrass cause since they released their debut 'I should coco' eleven years ago.Supergrass have gone from been the cheekey chaps of the music scene who everyone loved to the just another 90's drag over band like Ash and Pulp.

But whlist the music world went crazy over Oasis and Blur.Supergrass were just 3 lads playing Pop Rock to a lazy generation.But it was brilliant uplifting Pop Rock at that.Debut single 'Caught by the Fuzz' was youthful,bouncy and punky but at the same time one of the best debut single england had ever churned up.Recent single 'Kiss of life' has more of a funk vibe to it but still works a charm.'Seen The Light' off 2002's 'Life on other planets' album sounds like a million dodgy 70's bands rolled in to one yet it still sounds original.Even when their ripping off Iggy Pop (Pumping on your stero) they can still get away with it.

Why Supergrass aren't the biggest band in the world is beyond me.Surley anyone would rather have 3 minutes of trippy wackey psycadelic rock (Rush hour soul) than bland indie stadium rock like Coldplay.Supergrass must be the most underated band in history.

Supergrass are without a doubt the best singles band of the last 10 years and god only knows why Oasis churn out pub rock crap and still get to play stadiums and bands like Supergrass stay in town halls and theatres.If you don't have this album yet BUY IT!! STEAL IT!! or simply just lend it off someone.The sit back and enjoy.Cause it'll be in your CD player for some time.Here's a rough guide to some of the tracks.

Caught By The Fuzz (Track #1)
A great track and a fine pop.I love the simple lyrics and driving riffs.The only problem is that it's a bit short.9/10

Kiss Of Life (Track #11)
Has a great little electro vibe to it and fantasic beats to it.yet again simple rhythming lyrics.But it all comes together a create a great effect.8/10

Moving (Track #4)
Darkest track on here.Lyrics are bit more complex and challenging.It has a brillant chrous which comes out of nowhere and shocks you.8/10

Alright (Track #3)
Their first big hit.Has a nice Ska guitar feel to it and contains the famous line ''We are young,we run free,we got teeth,nice and clean'' and has a strange slide guitar alike solo in the middle.9/10

Grace (Track #6)
A song about young love,really young love.As for the music it has a classic British pop (The Kinks,The Jam) vibe to it and i love the line ''Save your money for the children'.8/10

Pumping On Your Stero (Track #2)
As i said a strong Iggy Pop influence though out.As for the lyrics there's a Rolling Stones feel.For example ''Life is a cigarette you smoke till the end''.8/10

Download:
Caught By The Fuzz
Moving
Rush Hour Soul
Grace
Pumping On Your Stereo
Seen The Light
Kiss Of Life
Alright

If You Like This Try This:
Blur-
Best Of (9/10)

Supergrass-
Life On Other Planets (8/10)

Travis-
Invisible Band (6/10)

Other Releases From This Artist:
I Should Coco-1994 (8/10)
In It For The Money-1997 (6/10)
Supergrass/The X-Ray Album-1999 (7/10)
Life On Other Planets-2002 (8/10)
Road To Rouen-2005 (6/10)



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Damrod
Moderator
August 1st 2005



1093 Comments


Ok, so on your other reviews it might be justifieable that the reviews are rather short, but you gave this album the highest possible rating. People want to know why, and "the songs are all belters" wont satisfy 99% of 'em.

You'll have to go much more into detail about misicianship, songstructures etc. Which you can do with the edit of this review. Otherwise this will have to be deleted.

Senor_Whippy
August 1st 2005



367 Comments


Ok i'm on to it it'll be done by tonight/tomorrow mourning. By the way is that the Lost Prophets album on your picture.

Damrod
Moderator
August 1st 2005



1093 Comments


It is, but not the actual cover art, it's altered (other colors, the winged shadow)

Looking forward to your changes

Desensitized
August 1st 2005



136 Comments


I only have the self-titled.....

I'm interested in your expansion. This Message Edited On 08.01.05

basswaaah
August 2nd 2005



9 Comments


Supergrass are not gay, they're legendary. If you think they're gay i'd like to hear some of the bands you listen to.

RushHourSoul
August 4th 2005



26 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love this album, I recently saw Supergrass live and god they where good.

Senor_Whippy
August 7th 2005



367 Comments


Supergrass are gay!....How?.I think Basswaaah is right.You should post up some reviews so we can get a taste of your favourite bands.Then we'll see who's gay.

(P.S I bet he's a Limp Bizkit fan.)

masada
August 7th 2005



2733 Comments


[quote=basswaaah]Supergrass are not gay, they're legendary.[/quote]
No, not really.

Senor_Whippy
August 7th 2005



367 Comments


No i'd say there somewhere between Camp and Lengendary.Anyway their releasing a new album next month 'Road To Rouen'.

Senor_Whippy
September 29th 2005



367 Comments


Ummmm this record gets better and better

Final Origin
September 29th 2005



352 Comments


Road To Rouen sounds pretty great off what I heard of it.

Senor_Whippy
September 29th 2005



367 Comments


It's great (8/10) I should get off my fat arse and review it but then again my new Franz review has been 2 weeks in the making.

SaintJimmySavage
September 30th 2005



8 Comments


i like how people who go: 'this band is gay' never ever tell anyone what they listen to and magically disappear from message boards or chat rooms or comment pages like they've fallen off the edge of the earth.

F**k Forever
October 9th 2005



19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One of the best singles compilations I've ever heard.

Final Origin
October 9th 2005



352 Comments


Hey Senor, go on and review Road To Rouen, I'm sure you'll get some feedback as it was highly anticipated and I'm really interested, I need some confirmation to see if it is worth buying.

samthebassman
May 30th 2007



2164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cracking best of album.

Spamue1G
July 23rd 2008



1292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love it! Can't decide between 4 and 4.5, Supergrass are a GREAT live band, seen 'em once, would happily do it again. I'm probably not gonna buy any more Supergrass, and I don't like Blur much, but this was worth checking out!

yetanotherprofile
April 13th 2010



180 Comments


Shame their dead, wicked band.



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