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4.0 out of 5 stars
The Future Is Now, 21 July 2004
They don't really sound like '80s throwbacks to me. They aren't comparable to some second rate Brit Pop group. They are The Futureheads, and to me they are the cat's whiskers. Listening to the way these guys craft their songs, I can tell they are certainly some hard working gents. The songs are tightly woven, with intricate guitars and tons and tons of those brilliant layered vocals. They sing in unison, they sing in strange four part harmonies, they sing acapella. The lyrics are short and concise, like Chinese poetry. The album feels very efficient. It makes me feel warm inside, and despite the fact that some pompous critics may play the "sounds like" game, my only instinct when reviewing this album is the feeling the songs give me, and the feelings are great. Highly recommended.