Beautiful Future

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  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 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!!!
  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 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 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' Collapse
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. While eight years ago Primal Scream embraced a hard edge that blew our faces off, this limp electro-pop doesn't stand up against the likes of The Knife, who infuse their work with both an inventiveness and emotion that's sorely lacking here.
  2. Well, there is a lack of faults, sure, but there’s not a lot that grabs hard.
  3. 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.