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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. Q Magazine
    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]
  5. Mojo
    When Jones starts singing about Clapham over the clipped, welter-weight indie of this quartet's second studio album it begins to seem a curiously south-eastern English rock vision - the clean guitars and Cure-style vocals suggesting a lighter shade of Bloc Party. [Feb 2010, p. 92]
  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. Uncut
    As the title suggests, No Hope, No Future is rather short on vim. The wiry, Wire-y dynamics are mostly presnt and correct. [Feb 2010, p.86]

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