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4.0 out of 5 stars futureheads continue in style, 21 Feb 2005
This review is from: Hounds of Love [CD 2] [CD 2] (Audio CD)
18 months after it first started doing the rounds on the internet, the Futureheads finally release Kate Bush cover "Hounds Of Love", the bonus track from their eponymous debut album. With heavy Macken accents, jagged guitars and four-part vocals - it's barely recognisable when compared to the original and works surprisingly well. Like their other material, it's indie with an art-rock twist - it comes highly recommended if you like their other singles "First Day", "Decent Days and Nights" or "Meantime". The guitar style can be likened to Bloc Party or Franz Ferdinand, but neither of those have the depth of the four-part harmonies. Still, if you like the latest wave of Britrock acts, I recommend this highly.
CD2 is backed with the video of the title track, plus three exclusive tracks - an acoustic version of "Decent Days and Nights", a brand new track "Man Made" and a new remix of the title track. The acoustic version of "Decent Days and Nights" loses something when compared to the original, it seems more disjointed than originally intended but at least you can clearly hear what the song is all about in terms of structure, which is more than can be said for Mystery Jet's Pirate Invasion remix of "Hounds Of Love", which is so disjointed and cut-up I had to check the CD wasn't skipping. Final track, "Man Made", isn't up to much either: just a lot of reverb and noise.
If you weren't lucky enough to get a copy of the album with this track on, I recommend you pick up one of the singles. CD2 has more tracks on it, but CD1 has the Phones remix - its up to you.
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