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  • Summary: This is the debut disc for the atmospheric Denton, Texas indie rockers.
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  1. 80
    This is some coming-of-age classic. [Sep 2004, p.96]
  2. A scattering of influences have been streamlined into tightly focused songs, with a keen sense of melody and an impressive grasp of agitated, Gang Of Four-style rhythms. [#247, p.70]
  3. Fast Future Present is a self-assured and often fascinating collection of songs that artfully blend the standard elements of post-rock with unexpectedly melodic pop.
  4. Perhaps their sloshing disintegration, whiplashing folk-crunch, honeyed melancholy and deliquescent time-lapse... never quite settle into a stable Gestalt, but the music hints at the presence of more looming somewhere behind it.
  5. More than anything else, Past, Present and Future is a record that is important because it denotes progress and the promise of far greater things.
  6. Much like Slint, Mandarin’s sound is often infused with an eerie coldness that seems to melt when the songs begin to grow exponentially in texture.
  7. Often seems willfully inscrutable. [Sep 2004, p.120]

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  1. [Anonymous]
    May 23, 2005
    9
    Absolutely outstanding - not a bad song on there.