- Audio CD (29 Jan. 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Universal
- ASIN: B000LXSM7Y
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- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Myths Of The Near Future CD
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KLAXONS Myths Of The Near Future (2007 UK 11-track CD album including Magick Golden Skans Gravitys Rainbow & Its Not Over Yet picture sleeve RINSELP1)
Flagbearers for the "nu rave" movement they helped found, London's The Klaxons make their full-length debut with Myths Of The Near Future. Fans of the old rave, initially, will be forgiven for not knowing what all the fuss is about - beyond a dramatically punked-up cover of "Not Over Yet" by '90s chart star Grace, The Klaxons owe precious little to the synthetic rush of UK clubland past or present. Persist, though, because once beyond this realisation, it's possible to appreciate this band on their own merits. "Isle Of Her" and "From Atlantis To Interzone" comes on like brooding US punks Liars, all thrumming, distorted bassline and a vocal delivery that veers between desolate and manic (although the latter's whirling air-raid siren is very much The Klaxons' own addition), while on the other side of the coin, "Golden Skans" betrays an impressive ability for anthemic, harmony-laden pop. Lyrically, too, it's a confusing and fascinating document, fragments of "peacock's tails" and "madcap Medusa" emerging from the maelstrom. What at first sounds unfocused gradually makes a weird kind of sense; indeed, you suspect The Klaxons planned it that way from the beginning. --Louis Pattison.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
Have to say I was pretty disappointed. It is all pretty ordinary. Nothing really stands out in this melange of sound. It certainly is loud but there is generally a lack of discernible melody (Golden Skans being a notable exception). Now I can take this a lot of the time (Mars Volta anyone?) but when the work also appears devoid of any particular inspiration or originality as well then it is time to give up.
I am absolutely gobsmacked that this managed to take the Mercury prize in 2007. There were a number of better albums. In particular the fusion of jazz style with 60's girl group influence employed by Amy Winehouse should have beat this lot out of the park. Not to mention, Jamie T, Bat for Lashes, Arctic Monkeys and Young Knives (OK, to be pedantic I just did mention them). If you are looking to spend a few quid any of these is a better bet.
The Klaxons are also guilty of one of my pet hates; the final track with a big long silence and then the so-called bonus track at the end. This is particularly annoying. I presume it is some form of anti-piracy measure but really, why should we all suffer because of a few rip-off merchants? This track is 19 minutes long. You get about three minutes at the start, then 15 minutes of silence, followed by a very mediocre "hidden" track. I know you can edit this on your Ipod, but I understand that it still uses up 19 minutes worth of memory, so I will delete.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brought the cd for my 11yr old son and I'm listening to it more then him..Good cdPublished on 14 July 2014 by Joe
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 morePublished on 31 Oct. 2012 by NIMROD
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 on 2 Oct. 2012 by KB
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 morePublished on 11 Mar. 2008 by D. TOTSIOS
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 morePublished on 16 Oct. 2007 by dave jarvue
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