ALTHOUGH a country mile ahead of Supergrass' previous album, the shockingly-dull Road To Rouen, Diamond Hoo Ha is still short of the band's sparkling best.
However you can hear in this album's punchier, spikier approach that the band are again heading in the right direction, back to the bright lights of In It For The Money and I Should Coco where they once resided.
For example the opening number, Diamond Hoo Ha Man, is raw, funky, no strings rock mined from the once-rich seam of their past excavations.
And other tracks on the March 24-released LP, like 345 and second single Bad Blood all help make a half-decent album.
It's a shame about the other half.