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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Too Pure
  • ASIN: B000T7QX8C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Lord Hates a Coward
2. Plague of Onces
3. Fingers Become Thumbs!
4. Manchasm
5. Fuck the Countryside Alliance
6. My Gymnastic Past
7. Suddenly It's A Folk Song
8. Kept By Bees
9. Small Bones Small Bodies
10. Wrigley Scott
11. Real Men Hunt In Packs
12. Team:Seed
13. Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood
14. The Contrarian

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 27 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Others have compared them to the previous bands they were, but I don't want to go to down that route, the simple fact that I was addicted to the album from the moment I got it, I bought every single to hear more of them and this album captures the true raw sound of them (I should know I've seen them maybe 6 times in the last 2 years). Every note is played with utter conviction, there is no playing the rockstar, this man andy means every word!! You should read his myspace blogs, they are genius!!! Can't wait for this weekends offset festival, bring it on!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Black Mask on 19 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Maybe. Better than the Pixies, though. There's a bit of Stump there, too, or perhaps that just the lunatic lyrics. Falkous certainly had the Mclusky sound, bound and gagged in the back of a Transit van, and it's released on this album. This is my Album of the Year. If you liked Mclusky, you'll love this. It's not a continuation, by any means, but it is progress. Future of the Left are marching into territory that was sniffed out by Mclusky. Albini might be miffed that the stench of production lingers around Curses but it's all the better for it. This album is solid and polished while remaining exciting and dynamic.

After the first few listens my favourite track is Manchasm, gloriously daft and exhilirating. With the refrain "Audience, please! Every minute matters!" I hope Falkous has built his crowd-control and admonishments into his set and that Future of the Left gigs won't be sapped of their energy by bickering with the audience. I can't wait to see them live. Rhymes with hive.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Dore on 28 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
okay, so it's not necessarily as immediate as some mclusky albums, but after a few listens I realised that this is probably the most important album that's been released this year. with alternative music getting more and more prosaic and mediocre (I mean come on, have the killers or bloc party ever done anything that hasn't been done a thousand times before?) along comes the future of the left to deliver an emetic to this sickly rock scene. you're not going to hear a more forward thinking and direct album, and the lyrics manage to be emotionally honest while being thoroughly obtuse. if they had slightly more pop on the album it would be a 5 star review, but that's just splitting hairs.

oh yeah, you might want to know what it sounds like...let's say the pixies, does that help?
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Format: Audio CD
Curses is a fantastic album full of mad songs brilliantly executed with drive and passion and lots of screaming.
essential listening.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Battered art punk with gallows humor and gleeful agression 29 Feb. 2008
By George a Pletz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I am not going to pretend that I would have found this if Mclusky hadn't insinuated itself into my collection in the late 90s/early 00s. I was seriously bummed when they broke up. They were the last true noise rock band to make it in before I started to slide towards middle age (or maybe it was Les Savy Fav.). I mean this reminds me why I listened to all those AmRep or early Matador records. Just on the chance it would be as cool and crazy as this. The influences come thick and heavy yet fast and furious enough to blow all comparisons away. (There is some cool David Yow/John Lydon/Black Francis vocal turns going on here!) So yeah Albini's paws are all over this (even if he's not the producer). And yes the lyrics are pitch black comedy delivered in a style which is human and agressive without falling into that phony macho posturing which ruined music with guitars this jagged and basslines that sound like a cross between garbage compactor and dying aircraft. Don't get me wrong this is not simply a rehash of prior glories. The addition of new wave/no wave keyboards/piano bits and some odd accepello accents show that the band are their own thing. Check out "Manchasm", "Suddenly It's a Folk Song", "Real Men Hunt in Packs", and "adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood" to get a clue to see what this Welsh trio is about. This is not some nu-metal slop! This stuff is catchy without making you feel like it is a guilty pleasure. There is a real quirk factor going on here without turning into a joke. A nice undercurrent of punk keeps it all going. If you dug the other stuff, you'll love it. If you are new, I must admit I am unsure what to say. If you have a dark streak, a sense of humor (absurd and otherwise), and remember the noisy 90s when heavy didn't mean stupid or mechanical posturing, give it a spin. These guys are in rare company. There is almost nobody doing this stuff anymore. Keep it coming guys.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sausage On A Stick!!! 25 Dec. 2007
By Aurgasm Addict - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Absolutely brilliant record! If you liked McLusky, you will love Future Of The Left... simple as that. FOTL takes all of the insane moments of McLusky and stretches it farther to cover even more of the record. There's rarely a point to catch your breath on this album. Lyrics are bizarre and the music is intense. It's hard to tell whether this is a good band on bad drugs or a bad band on good drugs. Ha! I know they're not a bad band, but hopefully you catch my drift. Definitely in the Top 5 for my Albums of 2007! If you've read this far, I highly suggest that you buy this record! Feel free to comment after you've heard it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
38 minutes in a chicken's nightmare 7 Feb. 2008
By wellwellwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Actually, the cd itself is a tad closer to 37 minutes, but I wanted to give you a taste of what Future Of The Left's torrid lyrics are like (that line coming from "Real Men Hunt In Packs"). But before anything else, I should note that it is nearly impossible to read a review for Curses without hearing about the bands which FOTL's members descend from. In fact, their cds probably come up while you search for 'Future Of The Left' here on Amazon. But out of respect for the sanctity of this band, I shall keep this review focused on this particular album and not make any rash comparisons to other bands that are, in all likelihood, different. Besides, Future Of The Left are beyond compare most days of the week.

That being said, the songs on this album are exceptionally unique and, again, unlike anything you've likely ever heard. "The Lord Hates A Coward" starts the album out with an anomalous bang, but sets the standards for heavy guitars and sardonic lyrics, themes carried boy-scoutedly throughout the album. See the 'violence solved everything' bits as example. "Plague Of Onces" continues that heavy, smashing theme while also begging the question 'why put the body where the body don't want to go?' fittingly and unreceptively. "Fingers Become Thumbs!", which was released as a single back in January of 2007 (with "Coward" and a b-side), is short, sweet and to the point, although I'm not sure what that point is. Perhaps something having to do with evolution or preg-er-nant callers. "Manchasm", a single-bound track no doubt, is a glaring tale of the hardships that Jack's cat (Colin) suffers while the band is on tour. And every minute matters. "Fxck The Countryside Alliance" in essence is self-explanatory, although it takes on a slower feel than preceding tracks, while "My Gymnastic Past" carries itself proficiently into one of music's (and history's) greatest bridges, that being the 'wave wave wave' bits; you have to hear it to believe it. "Suddenly It's A Folk Song" doesn't quite live up to its name, but is nonetheless ominous yet handsome in style. "Kept By Bees", the album's weakest hinge, is merely an appetizer to the single "Small Bones Small Bodies", the album's finest accomplishment. In other words, get ready to sink into semantics, and to sink into heaven. "Wrigley Scott" is essentially a song about wizards, elves and sausage (on a stick). It boasts a similar sound to "My Gymnastic Past", which of course is implausibly whimsical. "Real Men Hunt In Packs" is a real hidden treasure on this album; the title of this review is basically the theme of the song. Other lyrical anecdotes include '94 years in a frozen wasteland' and '25 different homes in a calendar year'. Fantastic. "Team:Seed" is like a shorter "Plague Of Onces", and thus very spectacular by nature. As a third single, "adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood" undoubtedly holds the album's greatest track name, although the song itself will blow you away further. What a song! Finally, the album's closer, "The Contrarian", is really unlike anything else on the album, as its main instrument is a robust piano--of which Falco and Kelson each contribute one hand in playing. It finishes off the album better than words (or reviewers) can describe.

In total, there is a certain arrogant understanding that you are either going to worship this album or not get it at all. But that's a chance I'm sure the band was willing to take. They promote something special: lyrical division from most, if not all, other bands out there. Lines like 'bury our bodies close to the light' and 'who put the brakes on courage?' are surely based on actual feelings and/or actual occurrences. But in the band leaving the meanings up to the listener, they have created something extraordinarily inspiring: Curses. I'm not going to say much in terms of this album being the 'album of 2007' or anything veritable and witless like that (and actually, it's only being officially released in America here in 2008). But it is certainly an album worth spoiling your milk over.
Forget about that other Cardiff band...McDondalds or whatever their name was... 11 Jun. 2013
By Jonathan Torrez - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the best rock albums of the 2000's, hands down. Recommended for fans of the old touch and go and sub pop days.

As per amazon's little mishap with the artist's name...what are you smoking, my friends and who the heck is HEADCHARGER? This is Future of the Left's debut album. What a bonehead error. Fans of this band will have a hard time searching for this one. I advise you to fix this ridiculous mistake.

(note: when one downloads the mp3 album, the artist name in the files will appear as headcharger and not future of the left.)

oh my god yes. 8 Jan. 2008
By J. Craigen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Take the best of two great Welsh bands (mclusky and jarcrew) and put them in a candle-lit room with lots of pillows, wine, and roofies, and the result is future of the left. This is easily one of the best albums of the year.
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