In The Future - Black Mountain
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  • Summary: The Canadian indie rock band releases its sophomore album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Loud-quiet-loud has never been so dizzying.
  2. It's heavy and appealingly dopey in equal measure. [25 Jan 2008, p.69]
  3. This album eclipses their previous output and hits a consistent note of righteous force. [Jan 2008, p.69]
  4. 80
    More diabolical and daring than the band’s shaggy 2005 debut, Future peaks with the primordial 'Bright Lights.'
  5. In the Future is a great second act, a consolidation of strengths, better songwriting and more ideas.
  6. 70
    Black Mountain refine their position as the psychedelic hard-rock/goof-folk revivalists that you can actually stand for an entire album.
  7. Too quick and severe on the brakes, Black Mountain stunt their own grandiosity in the name of dynamics or patience.

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  1. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    I admit, I'm a fan. But this is definitely their best effort! One of my favourite "modern" rock-albums. If you haven't got this album already,I admit, I'm a fan. But this is definitely their best effort! One of my favourite "modern" rock-albums. If you haven't got this album already, you really should do something about it. Seriously! Expand
  2. ChrisW.
    Jan 28, 2008
    10
    An amazing CD! Finally, true Rock N' Roll has returned! This is a breath of fresh air coming down a Black Mountain.
  3. RileyS.
    Jan 18, 2009
    10
    One of the best rock albums, maybe of ever. Nice combination of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
  4. MathewL.
    Jan 28, 2008
    9
    A good fusion of old and new, mostly old though. Think of it as a collaborative act of Atom Heart Mother era Pink Floyd with David Bowie and A good fusion of old and new, mostly old though. Think of it as a collaborative act of Atom Heart Mother era Pink Floyd with David Bowie and Deep Purple, with Led Zeppelin coming in for consults here and there. Expand
  5. KGF
    Mar 17, 2008
    8
    Because they've chosen to REALLY rock one style, the thrill from their first record is missing. More predicatable. Damn rocking but on Because they've chosen to REALLY rock one style, the thrill from their first record is missing. More predicatable. Damn rocking but on some level, I was expecting more. Don't get me wrong, In The Future is fantastic, but I can hear that these guys are one of the greatest bands currently playing, and this record is only so indicative of that. Expand