La Futura - ZZ Top
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 1, 2012
    90
    La Futura is the best album from ZZ Top since that '80s landmark but it flips Eliminator on its head, using synthesized elements as accents, not as a skeleton.
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    The sound of a band re-energised, La Futura is possibly the hard rock album of the year. [Nov 2012, p.88]
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    It's an unexpectedly wonderful return from an undervalued band.
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    [Co-producer Rick Rubin] is a reductionist, an essentialist, which suits ZZ Top just fine. [Nov 2012, p.67]
  5. Oct 26, 2012
    70
    La Futura sounds at times overly relaxed, but never less than a fun, frill-free ride. [Dec 2012, p.79]
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    It's a solid, long overdue return of one of America's great rock'n'roll bands.
  7. Sep 25, 2012
    70
    These guys are still bad, speeding along and with warmth, humor, mystery and funk.
  8. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    La Futura is better when ZZ Top and producer Rick Rubin mess with the formula. [Nov 2012, p.112]
  9. Nov 29, 2012
    50
    La Futura crumbles into more of the exact same-y after that, whether it's the repetition of "I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You" or the dinosaur thud of "Flyin' High," which counter to its title might actually be reptilian and/or subaquatic.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 4, 2014
    5
    Short of the track 'Chartreuse' I thought it was a pretty dull album. It was like listening to an extended jam session by the band done to work up some rough ideas into fully fledged songs. If you compare this album to Rio Grand Mud-the bands first effort back in 1972 you see a band that is on its last legs. Its normal to get older but I think too many people in music try and keep going past the point where they have any mojo left in them. Yes is another example-producing one mediocre album after another after what should have been their lat album in 1994 called Talk. ZZ Top doesn't seem to have spawned many imitators as far as I can tell despite them having one of the best rock guitar players in rock music. Full Review »