Aside from the 1999 single "Pumping on your Stereo," Supergrass have been shamefully overlooked in North America. With the release of Life on Other Planets, you now have a chance to make up for it. Many of their British peers may be falling into the traps of maudlin self-pity and overblown pretensions, but Supergrass have stood firm on the issue that rock and roll is about fun. That isn't to say they haven't matured; Life is an album that strides confidently from Kinks-style pop to Pink Floyd psychedelics. What makes it stand out is the fact that the band sound like they're enjoying it. It's about time a British band got some support without having to sound bland and depressed.
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