Myths Of The Near Future (UK Comm CD Album)
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Myths Of The Near Future (UK Comm CD Album)

29 Jan 2007

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Two Receivers
Atlantis To Interzone
Golden Skans
Totem On The Timeline
As Above So Below
Isle Of Her
Gravity's Rainbow
Forgotten Works
It's Not Over Yet
Four Horsemen of 2012

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  • Original Release Date: 29 Jan 2007
  • Release Date: 29 Jan 2007
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Klaxons
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  • Total Length: 53:37
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  • ASIN: B001KGL412
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,529 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't sure what to expect... 10 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
After only hearing a small handful of their songs, this buy was a bit of a risk! On first listen to be honest I wasn't too impressed, and skipped most of the songs. However, upon second listen (and without skipping any songs) I really liked it! The songs are all unique and although not catchy in an obvious way, I found myself singing along in no time and humming away for most of the day! This has to be one of my favourite albums at the moment, and despite listening to it most days- I still pick up on new things I missed the previous times. Whether you like crashing synths, smooth vocals, memorable melodies, or even dancing around whilst getting ready- then this album is sure to be a winner with you!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the next big thing 21 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
the album is great! magick is a top single, and golden skans will be too. atlantis to interzone, gravity's rainbow, 4 horsemen of 2012 and it's not over yet are also great songs on the album.

i strongly urge people to by their xan valleys EP as well. there are 2 quality remixes on it, and another song from the klaxons, called The Bouncer.

these boys deserve to be huge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Cool 13 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
I was not sure about this album at first, I listened too it on a long boring drive home one night and realised I had not skipped a track which i realised had to be a good sign! I was still undecided when I reached home and decided to keep it in the CD player. This album is a grower; the more you listen to it the better it gets. It is quite 80's and that little bit different not the ususal Kooks / The View drivel. It has got some substance and is not the usual indie jangly guitar crap that there seems to be so much of at the moment. Not sure it quite deserves 5 stars but its a very good 4 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sir Duke 6 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD
Well this album has it's moments - it sounds like the Klaxons made an effort to create something truely original. But seriously Gravity's Rainbow just sounds like something from the rave vaults of 1991. Also the references to Crowley, Burroughs and the illuminati eye artwork are a cheap shot lots of rock acts have done that over the last 40 years - not very original boys - but Thomas Pyncheon fair play nine out of ten. A couple of good tracks here but no classic songs for me I'm afraid. I'm very glad this record exists - I'm glad this band won the Mercury
Prize too! The Klaxons sound fresh it is ecclectic but a classic album that people will listen to over and over again I don't think so sorry guys!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's no myth, it's a legend. 30 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album is totally amazing.

Hyped up to hell, a band that will be huge with the commercial fan base, not always the best thing, but I don't mind as long as they make great music. Klaxons have fabricated an original creative bible of modern music.

I entered 2007 with the hope that music will be so much better than 2006's dire offerings, and this album sincerely has backed up my hopes.

Stand out tunes are obviously Golden Skans, quite possibly the best track, which deservedly became the first single.

Stand out tracks though, Atlantis, Gravity's Rainbow and the quite under-rated Forgotten Words in my opinion.

However, an amazing album with not one track of filler.

Well done boys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pigeonhole this! 30 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
Maybe like you...I wasn't sure whether to buy this. I was thinking I was too old to like The Klaxons!. Fortunately I was wrong and whether the band like it or not, there is plenty for adults to enjoy as well as the glo-stick waving teens. In fact, the whole New-Rave/Indie Rave angle is a complete red herring. They do draw from 90s Rave music as reference points, and very effective it is too. But theres a lot more to them than some novelty act...they are not an EMF for the 21st century thats for sure!

Theres all kinds of influences in here. I hear echoes of New Order, Pink Floyd, Gary Numan (!), Bowie, even NYC Art-rockers TV On the Radio.

Above all, its a great Indie-pop record. Stick with it because it gets off to a rather slow start with 'Two Receivers' one of the weaker tracks here, and the ravey sirens on 'Atlantis...' are a bit daft but once you're a few tracks in you realise its quite a varied and multi-layered beast. The lyrics aren't yer standard boy meets girl fare either...."Galloping Galloping Beams."..."Cyclops gazing alone...face to face" and all. Sometimes it all gets a bit 'Stone 'enge' or but I think they're in on the joke.

Too good to be just for the under 21s and I hope the music gets heard above the rather misleading press.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious Album Of The Year Contender...Already! 9 Feb 2007
By Michael
Format:Audio CD
I think the best thing to do is ignore the so-called `new rave' controversy and give a track by track review.

1. Two Receivers - This is a startlingly atmospheric opener, which builds up tremendously. A much slower number than most of the tracks on here, but retains an epic feel to it. A great start to the album.

2. Atlantis To Interzone - You've heard it and, therefore, surely loved it. Fast, irresistibly danceable and utterly insane. It probably is my favourite track on the album. It's about time somebody put the keyboard's `DJ!' button to use in a song! Awesome, in a word.

3. Golden Skans - A pure pop chart hit, which contrasts with much of the album, yet still retains the trademark Klaxons sound. A combination of a catchy chorus and gorgeously polished production make it a winner. The background vocals are actually, for lack of a better term, beautiful.

4. Totem On The Timeline - I was appalled to see one review call this `filler.' This is another track to have you on your feet, and is also catchy enough for you to know every word after two listens. This has a much more typical indie sound to it than most of the tracks, as it is all about guitars rather than distortion and sound effects.

5. As Above, So Below - This sounds excellent on the record. Yet another easily accessible chorus. It is difficult to compare this to anyone else. The track has a very unique sound. A surprise highlight for me.

6. Isle Of Her - The band's attempts at a massive sing-along anthem work wonders here. There is a lot going on in this one, but it remains organised rather than disjointed. Not really danceable, but the catchiness continues. Notice a trend?

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Klaxon ride from Mars to Doomsday, via Atlantis and Interzone
Should music have a point? I once had a protracted discussion on this topic with a stranger in a public house, a fired debate abetted by the alcoholic vendibles supplied by the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by NIMROD
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
The CD arrived quickly and was sold for a very good price, good condition of the CD and the case. The price was my main reason for buying this product.
Published 18 months ago by KB
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh well, they can't all be good
I finally decided to take a punt on this, mainly on the basis of the Golden Skans single which is OK and also because the price had dropped to a reasonable level. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2009 by H. meiehofer
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected good album
This band reminded me the old British funk band "Shriekback" on 80's, playing fast accurate and having very interesting vocals (harmonic matching lead and back). Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2008 by D. TOTSIOS
2.0 out of 5 stars Mish mash
Now distancing themselves from the "nu rave" scene that they invented with their management, a Mercury Music prize sitting on their shelf, how good is this record? Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2007 by dave jarvue
2.0 out of 5 stars Hoxton jokers
2 Stars for the only 2 decent songs they possess, the rest truley forgettable!
How this band won the Mercury music prize I have no idea, 808 State tunes played, (sorry ripped... Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2007 by N. Cannon
2.0 out of 5 stars Another victim of the loudness war
I liked this album but I found that I just didn't listen to it, for some reason it sounded to garish, and the drums sound pathetic and quiet. Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2007 by A. Hosking
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!
This album is completely different from the Klaxons first album - if you loved that, then there's a chance you might not like this one. Read more
Published on 30 July 2007 by M. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Klaxons Super Duper
This is a very good CD - I currently have an extended period sitting on my bum all day for medical reasons and being at Mum and Dad's I am doing a lot of watching of MTV and all of... Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2007 by Ian Hatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars perfection at its greatest
This debut album by the klaxons is truly mesmerising. Although it's overwhelming, yet subtle, tunes might not appeal to your tastes at first, as it didn't for me. Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2007 by Martin
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