The Futureheads - The Futureheads
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  • Summary: This debut LP from the English band certainly recalls English bands from the early 80s, most notably XTC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Stop pretending that Morrissey is still relevant, that the Libertines are actually good and that you understand Radiohead. The Futureheads will give you everything you need, if you just let them. [Dec 2004, p.144]
  2. Phenomenal, with nary a bum track.
  3. There's that Ramones sense that songs should be short like life, and that XTC sense that songs should be complicated like life.
  4. Think Polyrock or Chairs Missing-era Wire in terms of the stripped-down elementalism of the instrumentation, but think Ikara Colt in terms of delivery.
  5. 80
    Explores the previously uncharted territory where shouty alt.rock meets a cappella vocals and skinny-tied new-wave melody. [Nov 2004, p.99]
  6. An exuberant debut. [Aug 2004, p.110]
  7. 70
    The proceedings get a little bit samey, but the band's fearless optimism and knack for a bookish groove are hard to deny. [Dec 2004, p.140]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43