The Future Will Come

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  • Summary: This is the second album for the electronic artist from Rhode Island.
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  1. The Future Will Come is, by and large, a fun ride, all squiggly synth wah-wahs, airy vocal coos, and funked-up drums that beg for--and sometimes, as on the giddy closer 'Happy House,' deliver--more cowbell.
  2. Some of the 80s references take a few listens until they stop sounding goofy, and MacLean’s deadpan vocals occasionally grate next to Whang’s light and floating tone, but once your ears adjust, there’s a lot to appreciate.
  3. It’s Dionysian disco: dynamic, decadent and utterly brilliant.
  4. The Future Will Come blooms incrementally, driven from the ground by the grittiest keyboard performance heard on a dance album in some time.
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    Add the pipes of Nancy Whang on most tracks--giving Future a boy-girl dynamic--and there's a distinct suggestion that the Juan MacLean might just become the Human League after all.
  6. After missing the mark with his robotic, soulless 2005 debut, Juan comes to life on this follow–up, giving us stretched–out, club–wrecking grooves.
  7. The Future Will Come sticks too closely to a familiar middle ground that might be functional for the dance floor but ultimately offers diminishing returns in other settings.

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