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Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 95
    Images Du Futur is exciting in a way that few albums manage to be, dangerous and compelling like a first cigarette or fumbled sexual encounter, and nothing here quite seems real.
  2. Apr 25, 2013
    90
    Images Du Futur is an altogether sleazier affair on which Suuns, toughened and grubby from two years on the road, come into their own. [Jun 2013, p.79]
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    90
    This is an album that demands attention. An album that is experiential--at once lo-fi and richly textured--where the listener is a fly on the wall, mesmerised by minor-chord introspections that come in waves – some lap gently; others overwhelm.
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    80
    Meditative yet pulsing, awkward yet affecting Suuns' contrasting waves deliver an eerie, engaging adrenalin rush. [Apr 2013, p.111]
  5. Mar 11, 2013
    80
    With Images Du Futur, though, the band has stretched into unknown territory while remaining true to its own sound.
  6. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Their amalgamation of indie and electronica is by no means revolutionary in itself, but their form of guitar infused music is an important one.
  7. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Images maintains an aura of continually mounting tension that keeps you anxiously captivated throughout its ten nervously haunting tracks.
  8. Mar 4, 2013
    80
    Somehow managing to sound minimal and controlled even when claustrophobically arranged with ever-shifting sounds, Images du Futur improves on Suuns debut and goes even deeper into the dark sounds they've been developing and perfecting as they go.
  9. On an album that rarely shakes off its shroud of unease, Suuns paint a pretty bleak picture of all our tomorrows, but their own dazzling Futur looks assured.
  10. Mar 1, 2013
    80
    There's a peculiar tension in the way the stripped down electronic and acoustic percussion and Shemie's reverby incantations work together. [Mar 2013, p.89]
  11. Mar 1, 2013
    80
    Pop hooks aside, Images Du Futur is not a feel-good record. But if you can deal with some dark, creepy, bummer vibes, it reveals new layers with each listen.
  12. Mar 14, 2013
    78
    The Montreal quartet has their fingers in many pies, and the combination of noise, space, art and good old rock come together in a mix that creates its own gravitational pull.
  13. Mar 18, 2013
    70
    Ben Shemie sings admonitions--“These same visions/It takes years for things to change”--that could be comments on the band’s fascination with modular structure or just testimony to its calm obstinacy.
  14. 70
    As introverted as this album is, it manages to move the band forward a great deal.
  15. Mar 21, 2013
    65
    If there’s a real fault to this record, it’s that it embraces so many of the same idiosyncrasies Blackburn and crew do, given that the groups’ vocalists share such a similar timbre and delivery.
  16. Mar 5, 2013
    60
    Images Du Futur feels like a great movie without an ending.
  17. Mar 6, 2013
    50
    Pretty much any way you slice it, Images Du Futur is just too clinical.
  18. 50
    Images Du Futur lacks the structural rigor and focused ideas of [Clinic], which prevents the album from having a strong impact. [Apr 2013, p.90]

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