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when books get written about the 1990s BRITPOP movement it always seems that bands like OASIS, BLUR and PULP take up all the oxygen out of the room relative to other talented bands like ELASTICA, SUEDE, SLEEPER and SUPER FURRY ANIMALS.
WELSH singer-songwriter GRUFF RHYS of SUPER FURRY ANIMALS in my opinion has one of the most emotive voices from that whole period. paired with his unmatched ear for constructing melodies and you have a talent i would put right up there with DAMON ALBARN and NOEL GALLAGHER.
definitely check out his celebrated work with SUPER FURRY ANIMALS as well as later projects like NEON NEON and his solo work. his first band FFA COFFI PAWB ("EVERYBODY's COFFEE BEANS" in WELSH, "FUCK OFF EVERYONE" phonetically in ENGLISH) is also worth looking into, but be prepared for lyrics sung exclusively in WELSH.