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  • Summary: This is the second album for English rock quartet and its first with its new bass player.
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  1. Good Shoes have home-produced a record worthy of similar plaudits; there’s both hope and future here in abundance.
  2. With no delusions of grandeur attached to a debilitating hype machine, Good Shoes seem happy remaining cranky young men in their niche, keeping their less-than-stadium-sized but fervent crowd on their toes.
  3. No Hope, No Future doesn’t always play to the band’s proven strengths, but it shows that Good Shoes are a thoroughly independent, even contrary band that's unafraid of change, even when it’s difficult.
  4. It sounds like the Good Shoes are tired and mildly sick of it all--and unfortunately, it’s catching.
  5. Although reaching a touching peak on melancholic closer City By The Sea, two albums in Good Shoes still lack a defining personality of their own. [Feb 2010, p. 107]
  6. A darker album, a slightly clumsier album, but an album with a strong unifying themes and a few songs worth stepping away from the bar for.
  7. It's a moment to rejoice on an album that just feels flaccid in comparison to the youthful debut.

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