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Having toyed with the idea of “making noise” together for a few years, it turned out that when close friends Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze finally did so, they had the makings of something special. Their infectious debut single, ‘Too Young To Love’ (2008), created an early hype that heralded the beginning of a whirlwind period. With two more limited singles being ... Read more in Amazon's The Big Pink Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Jan. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: 4ad
  • ASIN: B0067F20D2
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,951 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Running at ten tracks in 45 minutes, `Future This' commands your attention throughout, opening with its first single `Stay Gold', a track written about doing what makes you happy, so immediate you could be forgiven for thinking they've not been away. From there, the album is paced perfectly, with future live anthems - `Rubbernecking', `1313', `Jump Music' - counterbalanced with a set of songs that show a more subtle side - `Hit The Ground (Superman)', `Give It Up' and title track `Future This'. Each song has its own message, mostly positive, and help highlight Robbie's progress as both a lyricist and singer. By the time you reach album closer - the mournful `77' - it's already demanding repeat visits.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew R. on 22 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
First of all, I loved their debut album A Brief History of Love, but this is just so much more better. For a start it is more consistent throughout, e.g I don't think there is a weak song on the whole album, and if there had to be one then it would probably be Give It Up as it just doesn't quite jump out at you like the others. The first two tracks are Stay Gold and Hit the Ground (Superman) which you may have seen the videos for on youtube. These songs are good solid songs the kick off the proceedings. Next is the albums "weak link" Give it Up which I can see has Hip-Hop influences in the drum beat. Next are three brilliant songs in a row. The Palace, 1313 and Rubbernecking. The Palace is just an awesome song, it has retained the sort of sound that was found on the bands first album much like 1313 has, its sort of less fuzzy version of Velvet. Then we have Rubbernecking which is just screaming out to be the next single which the catchy chorus and synth hook. These songs were made for stadiums. The next three songs Jump Music, Lose your Mind and Future carry on the solid consistency and Lose your Mind is another brilliant sing a long. The final track 77 is an emotional song about the loss of the singers brother 3 years ago. It is an amazing and chilling end to a superb album.

Download "The Palace", "1313", "Rubbernecking", "Lose Your Mind" and "77"
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul M VINE VOICE on 19 Jan. 2012
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The Big Pink's latest album is a bit of a conundrum.

Firstly it's an accomplished set of fine synthesised pop with enough melodies and hooks to fuel an entire career.On the other hand it has a distinctly retro sound and approach, that almost disregards 30 years of electronic music innovation, meaning that the album somehow sounds locked in a 1982 time warp.

This is fine when the songs are as good as the opening brace, Stay Gold, and Hit the Ground [Superman], but the feeling I get is theres a slight reluctance to really experiment, meaning that The Big Pink sound more like the natural heirs to say,Blancmange,rather than hipper acts like early OMD or Depeche Mode. This is not necessarily a problem, because The Big Pink are more than capable of evolving into a subtle experimental unit [ they've already proved they can write the tunes or cleverly sample when necessary], its just that safety first in songwriting is not always the right way forward for a band with their potential, and when they occasionally dip their toes in accoustic instrumentation or somethig offbeat the results are discreetly pleasing

Still Future This is a confident album, that has been given a very effective pop sheen by Alan Moulder, and should sell well given the success of Hurts and their ilk.
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By bobmillie on 22 Jun. 2014
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Just as described
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dam on 17 Oct. 2012
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Duo électro rock londonien, The Big Pink avait fait sensation en 2009, avec "A Brief History of Love", un Debut Album démonstratif et rempli de caractère. Le petit deuxième que voilà risque fort de leur ouvrir les portes d'un public plus large.

Tout d'abord, Future This transpire l'ambition de déposer une marque de fabrique. On y retrouve bien l'atmosphère du premier opus, ces sons amplifiés, par distorsion, balancés entre psyché et industriel, et cette voix ornée d'un soupçon d'écho, juste pour peaufiner l'effet planant des compositions. On reconnait aussi ce rythme dense et lancinant, aussi régulier qu'une trotteuse et jamais réellement pressé, qui greffe à l'album un poil trop de constance. Idem pour le dosage d'intensité, équitablement répartie entre chaque titre. Et pas besoin d'avoir fait six ans de solfège pour s'apercevoir que chaque mélodie baigne dans des accords similaires.

"Future This" évolue cependant vers une contenance plus "pop" que réellement indé, proposant notamment une balade par ici, et une pointe de groove par là. Globalement, on remarque une certaine tendance à privilégier la puissance, souvent au détriment de la profondeur. On sent également que le duo s'accroche à l'un ou l'autre refrain entrainant. Un doute reste permis, mais The Big Pink semble bien engagé dans une dynamique de recherche du tube. Les titres "Stay Gold" et "Hit The Ground (Superman)", qui ouvrent l'album, sont taillés dans la même pierre que "Dominos", un extrait du précédent album, aux épaules de Hit Single.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.5 stars... Early contender for "album of the year" 17 Jan. 2012
By Paul Allaer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The Big Pink is the UK-based electro-rocker duo consisting of Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell which gained some exposure as a result of their "Dominos" single from their 2009 debut album "A Brief History of Love", but in a sense that single's success was not indicative of the album's sound as a whole (for me anyway). Nevertheless, the Big Pink ran with it, and hasn't looked back. Now a good 2 years later we get their highly anticipated sophomore album.

"Future This" (10 tracks; 45 min.) starts off very impressively with a couple of can't-miss infectuous sing-alongs in "Stay Gold" (1st UK single), to which my first reaction was: surely it is no coincidence that the Olympic Games this year take place in London?, and "Hit the Ground (Superman), which samples Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" supposedly (as in: Anderson is credited as co-writer). I love "O Superman" from 30 years ago, but honestly I don't hear much on this song reminding me of it, other than the opening vocoder-riff and the repeated "O Superman" words. No matter, "Hit the Ground" is just as arena-sized and ready as "Stay Gold". Good tracks follow one another, so let's just stick to the major highlights: "1313" is my favorite track on the album, another huge song that screams "Stadium!". "Jump Music" is an all-out rocker. "Lose Your Mind" reminds me of European (specifically: French) disco-rock of 30 years ago. But truth be told, there are really no weak tracks on here.

In all, this is quite the album. In I had to compare it to anything, I'd say Passion Pitt's "Manners" of a few years ago. Yet again, there is a release early in the year that throws down the gauntlet for "album of the year" consideration (in 2011 it was Cut Copy's "Zonoscope" and in 2010 it was Charlotte Gainsbourg's "IRM"). I had the good fortune of seeing the Big Pink at the 2010 Coachella festival when they were *just* breaking bigger with "Dominos" but truth be told, the band has evolved so quickly that what you hear on "Future This" doesn't bear much resemblence to "Brief History", and that's just fine. "Future This" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Nothing like the 1st album, so........ 20 Jan. 2012
By Hammer-Y - Published on
I'm finding it hard to review this album and, obviously, this band. The first album sounds nothing like this one, and therefore I don't know what to make of the band at all. The first one was very a shoegaze-y mid-rock Brit-pop thing, and this new one is more the amalgamation of so many things from Electro to 80's pop to synth-rock to low-fidelity alternative that I'm at a loss. This album is very good, don't get me wrong; the experimentation of mixing genres in this very creative way really works here, but it almost makes them sound like 2 separate bands from one album to the next. Weird, is all about I can say, but it does sound good!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Staying Gold 25 Jan. 2012
By J. Loudon - Published on
Format: Audio CD
London-based musicians Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze have turned a home studio project into an international sensation seemingly overnight thanks to an ad campaign for Microsoft's Xbox 360 that featured The Big Pink's explosive first single "Dominos." Combined with a memorable live show and a critically acclaimed debut album, 2009's "A Brief History of Love," their popularity has steadily grown ever since.

Although The Big Pink released a mix CD entitled "Tapes" in 2010, "Future This" is the duo's second full album of original material. Like their debut, "Future This" is produced by Paul Epworth who has recently worked with the likes of Adele and Florence & the Machine among many other reputable artists.

His contribution to the record is once again unmistakable, but the album is clearly designed to build off of the band's past successes.

On "A Brief History of Love," "Dominos" was a clear stand-out single. Tracks like "Velvet" and "Too Young To Love" were still extremely enjoyable, but nothing compared to the soaring vocals of the chorus repeated on "Dominos." "Future This" utilizes the massive success of "Dominos" by applying aspects of its memorable formula throughout the album's 10 tracks.

"Future This" opens with "Stay Gold," a track that seems to pull equally from "Dominos" and MGMT's breakout single "Time to Pretend."

This time, the soaring vocals from the chorus of "Dominos" are present for the entire song and it works like a charm. "Stay Gold" is an almost guaranteed hit single around the world.

"Stay Gold" is followed by "Hit the Ground (Superman)" which uses an almost identical vocal, complete with a memorable sing-along chorus. Combined, The Big Pink offers up one of the most powerful one-two punch album openings in many years. However, the drive for hit singles eventually begins to remove much of the variety that made "A Brief History of Love" a unique listening experience.

Although they may oversaturate the ears with indie anthem melodies, The Big Pink's strongest quality on their debut album was their beat making ability and on "Future This," they get even better.

"Give It Up" has a west coast hip hop quality to it that will likely turn the heads of many rappers looking for a high-quality sample. There are even a few faster-paced numbers like "Jump Music" and "Lose Your Mind" that could make their way into the club scene without the need for a remix.
With "Future This," The Big Pink has proven they are much more than a one-hit wonder and have released their most enjoyable record to date. However, the question of where they can go from here begs to be asked.

They have found their winning sound, but bands eventually need to evolve to survive.

In the meantime, don't be surprised if The Big Pink begins showing up in commercials throughout the year at a rate similar to what The Black Keys or Foster the People did in 2011.

Track Suggestion: "Stay Gold"
Lots of fun 10 Jun. 2014
By Gadget01 - Published on
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The first 2 tracks are worth the price of admission alone but the entire cd is quite good. A worthy addition to the genre indeed.
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My son in law enjoyed this gift immensely. It was exactly what he expected and wanted and he has absolutely no qualms about getting it online.
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