Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Good, but what a price!
James Kosmicki | Grand Island, NE USA | 03/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First the bad news: this CD starts with absolutely the worst opening track I've ever heard. I realize that it's supposed to be a joke, but keep jokes at the end of the CD, not at the beginning, folks! Luckily I have a three track minimum before rejecting any CD.Another review indicates that this is a "listen-twice-then-throw-it-away" CD. Boy, do I disagree! This CD just grows and grows and grows on me. I'd never heard any of the tracks when I bought it on a whim (not for $!!) because one of my best friend's last name is Bennett. Thus I knew that I'd always be able to use it as a joke gift if nothing else.Surprise, surprise. My friend will only get this if I find another copy. "If you met me, then you'd like me," "colossal man," "mum's gone to iceland," etc. are all wonderful songs. There is a similarity to several of the songs, but it's a stylistic and subject matter similarity that occurs with many bands who have a groove. If the sound appeals to you, the similarities are an advantage, not a disadvantage.This is solid pop music. Interesting semi-quirky lyrics, guitars, harmony, what's not to like? Then when they add little things like the bell in "someone always gets there first," it's just the icing on the cake. However, the cost here is a real detriment. I can't think of too many albums worth that much money. I really, really like this album (I listen to it at least twice a week at work), but can't recommend it for the price being charged"
James Kosmicki | 09/18/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Someone Always Gets There First" was an engaging, chugging single, and the one that made me go out and buy the album. And I liked it. Super Natural spread joy and excitement throughout my house for a couple of hours, with "Mum's Gone To Iceland", "Wanker" and "Norway Wife" being the absolute powerhouse tracks. The whole record was packed with yummy, cheery pop tunes boasting load guitars and cute, off-kilter vocal harmonies. Quirky lyrics, too. A treat. At least, then. But the music started to grate. Quickly. The melodies didn't seem to move anywhere. The songs didn't grow on me. I realized this was an album that should only be played twice and then torn to shreds - there was simply nothing to return to. If you want sunny, quirky power-pop with loud, melodic guita, try Weezer, Silver Sun or Fountains Of Wayne, who makes music that last a little longer than four hours. If you're too rich for your own good, buy Super Natural from amazon.com, play it twice and throw it away. Just for your own good."