Supergrass Life On Other Planets (EMI) Supergrass have dragged out their early 1970s vinyl collection for their fourth album. Seen The Light has Marc Bolan and T-Rex stamped all over it but also borrows heavily from Ziggy-era David Bowie, Pink Floyd, 10cc and even Elton John. It proves an inspired move for the guitar-based trio, whose eponymous last album in 1999 disappointingly hinted their infectious, playful pop journey was almost over. Having created a big buzz as teenage upstarts in 1994 with their single Caught By The Fuzz and the No 1 album I Should Coco, the cheeky trio became known for recording witty, melodic gems while larking around like the Monkees. Though older, such youthful exuberance remains in the offbeat lyrics and occasional background comments and chortles. Yet Seen The Light is an accomplished album. The opener Za invokes Bolan (sideburned singer Gaz Coombes even sings 'get it on'), while the title track could be a lost T-Rex recording. On Grace, Coombes goes Bolan again (and inserts a bizarre Elvis-style speaking interlude), but the single has hit stamped all over it. Pink Floydian Prophet 15 is a beautiful tune with wonderfully nonsensical lyrics while the closer, Run, features 10cc harmonies and induces a dreamy feel normally associated with super grass. Seen The Light boasts some outstanding songs, but it's still too much of a hit-and-miss affair. We'll have to wait for the magnum opus their talent threatens to deliver.