Candylion

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Candylion
Studio album by Gruff Rhys
Released 8 January 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:40
Label Rough Trade Records, Team Love
Producer Gorwel Owen, Mario Caldato, Jr.
Gruff Rhys chronology
Yr Atal Genhedlaeth
(2005)
Candylion
(2007)
Hotel Shampoo
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
The Independent 2/5 stars link
NME 7/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8/10 stars link
The Times 4/5 stars link
Twisted Ear 4.5/5 stars link
The Wheel's Still In Spin (not rated) link
Uncut 4/5 stars link

Candylion is the second solo album by Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. It also features Lisa Jen from the Welsh language band 9Bach on backing vocals and xylophone. On its release, record stores stocking the album were supplied with 96" cardboard sheets with patterns for making the cardboard candylion seen on the album cover, to hand out to purchasers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Is Just The Beginning"
  2. "Candylion"
  3. "The Court Of King Arthur"
  4. "Lonsome Words"
  5. "Cycle Of Violence"
  6. "Painting People Blue"
  7. "Beacon In The Darkness"
  8. "Con Carino"
  9. "Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru" ("Driving Driving Driving")
  10. "Now That The Feeling Has Gone"
  11. "Ffrwydriad Yn Y Ffurfafen" ("Explosion In The Sky")
  12. "Skylon!"
Gruff Rhys and Lisa Jen performing live at Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in 2007 in support of Candylion