TheFutureEmbrace

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Some of the most engaging music of his career. [Aug 2005, p.172]
  2. The unthinkable has been achieved: a Billy Corgan album for anyone who always hated Billy Corgan.
  3. There's a moment or two of alarm and urgency, but less of the rage that colored the Pumpkins' music. In its place, Corgan summons a liturgical grandeur that makes this an almost religious embrace. [19 Jun 2005]
  4. 70
    Corgan allows a surprisingly vulnerable side to appear. [Jul 2005, p.96]
  5. The thing that's not missing here is songs. [18 Jun 2005]
  6. If you like Billy Corgan for his knack of writing a radio-friendly song with a heavy dose of angst, then you may not enjoy TheFutureEmbrace. Yet give the man credit for moving on and signalling a clear break with his past.
  7. TheFutureEmbrace is a bit colder than what's expected of Corgan, especially after Zwan's celebratory Mary Star Of The Sea, and it goes without saying that he's handed in his trendsetter badge. But the fact remains that he's a pop showman, and regardless of the vehicle, he's going to continue writing transcendent sing-along rock songs from the heart.
  8. While the lyrics are more introspective and the music more electronic than what we've come to expect from the Pumpkins or his most recent project, Zwan, thankfully Corgan's distinctive vocals and grungy guitar riffs are ubiquitous.
  9. So, forgive Corgan his infinite lyrical badness, but know that infinity's a lot to forgive.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 59
  2. Negative: 10 out of 59
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    7
    Not Billy Corgans finest hour by a long stretch but this record isn't nearly as bad as people would have you believe. Half the songs on thisNot Billy Corgans finest hour by a long stretch but this record isn't nearly as bad as people would have you believe. Half the songs on this are quite dull but the half that work are very good and sound like nothing he did with the Smashing Pumpkins. SP fans might hate this because it really bears no resemblance to their sound but this is what makes parts of theord interesting. I have major problems with the production on this, a lot of the time great ideas/songs get ruined by electronic toys/bad machine drumming but as I said, overall it's better than people say it is. Full Review »
  2. LeandroR
    Feb 1, 2007
    9
    muito bom!
  3. FernandoR
    Jul 5, 2006
    9
    Just beatiful