Diamond Hoo Ha
While the production line mercilessly spews up a parade of bright young things, it's occasionally good to re-visit the warhorses. Easy to take for granted, it is also difficult to raise more than a cursory shrug of the shoulders when another album swells a long discography.
It's a shame, because 'Diamond Hoo Ha' sees Supergrass do what Supergrass do best: banging out an album of pop gems with referenced as braod as the smiles on 'Alright'. Bob Dylan, dirrrrty funk, 70s MOR - it all gets thrown into the monkey boys' bag, stirred up and re-constructed skilfully. It's far from their best effort, but it's another to treasure from the UK's most undervalued.
Owen Hopkin, The Fly - March 2008