Gruff Rhys: Atheist Xmas EP (Wichita) | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Sunday, May 19th, 2024  

Issue #39 - Best of 2011Gruff Rhys

Atheist Xmas EP


Jan 03, 2012 Gruff Rhys Bookmark and Share

There have been some mighty strange Christmas albums recorded: Bob Dylan’s Christmas In the Heart, Twisted Sister’s A Twisted Christmas, and Scott Weiland’s recent Most Wonderful Time of the Year come to mind. But Super Furry Animals’ leader Gruff Rhys’ Atheist Xmas EP might take the cake. With three songs“Post Apocalypse Christmas,” “At the End of the Line,” and “Slashed Wrists This Christmas”Rhys has completely and utterly taken the piss out of one of our most beloved holidays. “Post Apocalypse Christmas” is a jaunty take on living hungry in a concrete bunker, celebrating the first Christmas holiday after nuclear winter. On track two, Rhys sings, “Dear Daddy, I’ve reached the end of the line,” overtop a swinging tempo and horn blasts. And “Slashed Wrists This Christmas” finds a manic-depressive bemoaning a failed suicide attempt, punctuated by Rhys’ sly humor: “You slit the wrong side, the top side, the watch side.” It’s a brilliant piss-take wrapped in top-notch songwriting. Merry Christmas, Gruff. (

Author rating: 7/10

Rate this album
Average reader rating: 8/10


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

November 13th 2012

Otherwise, you can opt for a cash advance to somehow squeeze the money out   of ... Unionbank’s EON card has a mediocre service for its cheap price but the ...  328843 payday loan with payments <a >payday loans</a> navy relief payday loan Advance America Cash Advance in Hialeah, FL. Come to ... WHERE YOU CAN   HAVE BEAUTIFUL AND FASHIONABLE MEMORIES OF YOUR BEST FRIEND.