Beautiful Future

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Yttling and Epworth have succeeded in making the Scream enjoyable and vital again, hardly a sure thing after the embarrassment of "Riot City Blues."
  2. A fine mix of fantasy and reality, made by a band who never run out of ideas, sung by a singer too smart to fall apart and too excited by rock’n’roll to stop being stupid.
  3. Its hedonistic groove carries everything before it, and reminds you that 'rock'n'roll' doesn't just signify a sound (and fury), it signifies an attitude towards risk taking.
  4. If this attempted reconciliation produces moments of both elation and frustration, well, the band's erratic track record gives us no real reason to expect otherwise.
  5. 70
    Though singer Bobby Gillespie's lyrics are still rife with anti-establishment paranoia, songs such as 'The Glory of Love' and the title track are colorful, catchy, and informed by a cautious optimism born of hard-earned perspective and a surprising maturity.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AnthonyL.
    Aug 23, 2008
    9
    okay so its not going to change the world but there's alot to like about this album. The guys still sound good.. and they know how to okay so its not going to change the world but there's alot to like about this album. The guys still sound good.. and they know how to have fun.. Something other bands who have been around for a long time tend to forget.. Very under-rated by snobby reviewers.. Let the people Speak!!! Full Review »
  2. AlexH.
    Aug 1, 2008
    8
    Not one of the best albums by the Scream (one of my all-time favorite bands), but a solid one nonetheless. They're poppier than usual Not one of the best albums by the Scream (one of my all-time favorite bands), but a solid one nonetheless. They're poppier than usual but 'pop' isn't a curse word for me. Highlights are: the title track, which in spite of its name and upbeat melody is just as bleak and dystopian as 'XTRMNTR'; the lead single 'Can't Go Back'; and the catchy 'Glory of Love' Full Review »