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4.0 out of 5 stars la futura is bright....?, 14 Sep 2012
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Interesting album,had it for a few days and i suspect its going to split the vote,i'm hedging at 3.5 stars at the moment.It most certainly aint a 5 star disc (in my humble opinion),why because it isnt as good as 'Tres Hombres',Deguello' or 'Tejas',it not got that quirkiness the made 'El Loco' such a dark horse and it sure aint 'Eliminator' so it wont be flying to platignum status any time soon.

So what has it got that makes me want to keep playing it? well if your'e a long term fan you'll recognise all the recycled licks and regurgitated riffs,so it not innovation,but dammit my foot taps and i keep smiling while its playin'.. so what is it? , I'll tell you what it is, its the passion's back,the soul is back,the funk is back,Rubin - love him or hate him has re-ignited the 'spark' in this band. There's a glorious groove about this disc with some beautiful lead guitar by Mr Gibbons, superbly supported by the backing of Hill and Beard(minimalistic playing and all the more welcome for it).Highlights certainly 'Over You','Heartache in Blue','I Dont Wanna Lose You' and 'Have a Little Mercy'.

It might be damning it with faint praise but it is easily the best ZZ Top disc since Eliminator(although Mescalero came close),having let it sink in over the last few days,i've warmed to it, so 3.5 stars potentially 4,,cant wait for the next one.
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Initial post: 28 Sep 2012 14:52:34 BDT
C. Jerman says:
I tend to agree I am afraid. Possibly the best I could say about this album is 'There's nothing wrong with it' or maybe "I don't dislike it". I really like the feel and the production etc but the songs themselves are just a bit, well samey. There's no beginning, middle and end to it, it sort of starts, plays and finishes. Put it on shuffle and you wouldn't spot the difference. Take the tracks individually though and I like each and every one of them. It's just taking the album as a whole, it has something missing for me.

Yep, I don't dislike it.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 21:53:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Oct 2012 21:49:44 BDT
Mr Blackwell says:
Hello, Funny enough i prefer the album as a whole,listening to it in one sitting if you like,when each track is held up to scrutiny on its own then deficiences can be found, still its all subjective.regards Mr B
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