Welcome! Log in or Register

The Chaos - The Futureheads

  • image
£6.99 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk marketplace See more offers
1 Review

Genre: Indie Rock & Punk / Artist: The Futureheads / Audio CD released 2010-04-26 at Nul Recordings

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    1 Review
    Sort by:
    • More +
      07.06.2010 18:52
      Very helpful



      A showing of strength from a band who have taken a few tumbles, but picked themeselves up again.

      I have been listening to this album pretty much constantly for the last few weeks now, and that as you can probably tell, means I approve! I have been a massive Futureheads fan since I first saw them supporting The Zutons back in 2004 and have been keeping a close watch on their activities and have seen them a few times since then.

      Since their first album (which I rate as one of my favourite and most influential albums ever) they have been on a slightly worrying downward slope. Their second album was a flop and saw them dropped from their record label, I thought this would then be the death-knell for The Futureheads. However, they held their own, started up their own label and starting work on a 3rd album. This was much better received and drew a sigh of relief from me!

      The Chaos is indicative of a further step back to their seminal form and really characterises their unique prand of spikey indie-pop. They have managed to write a number of really catchy tunes, whilst ensuring they do not blend into one. Lyrical and vocal prowess is also apparent from the whole band, which is one feature I like in their style - that they all sing a little.

      I could quite happily play the first 5 tracks on repeat for a while and not be bored. I particularly like Struck Dumb and The Connector, both meaty tracks with recognisable themes and powerful choruses. In fact the album maintains a shameless self-confidence throughout, nothing seems done accidentally and it is clear that The Futureheads really know what they are doing at the mixing desk.

      I am delighted that they have found form again with this instalment and I look forward to seeing them at Summer Sundae festival this summer. If you are not familiar with the band and are unnacquanted with colloquial, guitar-driven indie-pop (first of all, where have you been the last decade?) then give them a chance. They are not everyone's cup of tea, but I am sure they would recognise this as a strength. They do not blend into the background, they are synonymous with a style they like to stay true to, which I for one a glad of.


      Login or register to add comments
  • Product Details

    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 The Chaos
    2 Struck Dumb
    3 Heartbeat Song
    4 Stop The Noise
    5 The Connector
    6 I Can Do That
    7 Sun Goes Down
    8 This Is The Life
    9 The Baron
    10 Dirt In The Map
    11 Jupite

Products you might be interested in