Future Women - The M's
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  • Summary: This is the second disc for the Chicago four-piece fronted by Josh Chicoine.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Ultimately, Future Women's fractured personality gives the album drama.
  2. Definitely the sound of a band indie lovers need to check out immediately.
  3. 80
    All this ambitioin coagulates into an irresistible, tumbling, tune-filled whole. [Dec 2006, p.118]
  4. The M's and their "Future Women" not only jog the memories of rock past, but are memorable in their own right.
  5. These four Kinks followers have incorporated all manner of brass and strings into turn of the millennium Top 40 rock sensibilities, with shades of early Flaming Lips indie psychedelia and classic rock songwriting.
  6. As sophisticated as these songs are, it's The M's' offhanded performance that really sells them, giving Future Women the feel of a particularly solid live show. [Apr/May 2006, p.111]
  7. They make a better Shins than a Stooges. For anyone looking for a relative of the former with an interestingly rough sound and loads of potential, the M's are good to go right now; but the rest of us are stuck mining gems from amidst muck, like normal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. robw
    May 18, 2006
    this is the band i wish i was in. i love the harmonies and the songs. seems effortless but well put together at the same time.
  2. MrDudley
    Mar 21, 2006
    this will easily be the best album of 2006. if there is something better than this i must hear it. don't miss your chance to catch these guys in a small venue now, it won't be long before you'll be paying a lot more to see them from a lot furthur away. Expand
  3. KimP
    Mar 17, 2006
    Great music-Check them out!
  4. Jordan
    Apr 30, 2006
    Great band! This album caught me completely by surprise. They have a hint of The Kinks, The Beatles, and they have such a great sound that is both tight as a band, and loose with their influences and overall style. Really excellent live show (saw them in Seattle), and their album really is quite well put together. I'm eagerly awaiting where they go from here! Expand
  5. ChuckB
    Mar 11, 2006
    After a couple of listens to this album, I was hooked. Highly recommend a headphone session, then you'll really be able to hear what sets this band appart from all the other indi bands mining the late-'60s and early-'70s brit rock. Expand
  6. JimmyJ
    Apr 7, 2006
    Spectaular stuff. Ther self-titled debut is even better. God love music critics (Stylus review). I wonder if any of them just sit back and lsten to an album without trying to figure out who the band sonds like. Let me tell you, The M's are pure ear-candy. Expand
  7. johnm
    Mar 28, 2006
    i tried to get into this record. it seems like everything is in place. but there is something missing.... there's no real feeling or emotion... and it ends up being soul-less and in the end totally disposable. i can't listen to this album again and it's headed to a shallow grave in the local record store's used bin. there was only one decent song "Trucker Speed"... other than that it's a bunch of bland indie rock made by bland indie rockers trying to sound like T-REX... Expand