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The Chaos

The Futureheads

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The U.K.’s Futureheads are basically a punk band at heart. Yes, they find the slightly off-kilter rhythms of their peers — Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand — to be attractive options. But, in the end, it’s not the quirks that bring about their staying power, but the brutality of their guitar chords and their abilities to channel a fantastic riff and turn it into an anthem that could be bounced off the walls of the smallest, sweatiest rock club or reverberated to the last row of a massive sports arena. The title track immediately delivers the knockout punch and each successive tune adds to the musical mayhem with the group’s ensemble vocals taking on the rallying cry of a British football team celebrating victory. “Struck Dumb” could be the Jam brought to a louder conclusion. “Heartbeat Song” is a simple pop tune with the amps turned to eleven. “Stop the Noise” grafts more tough guitars over a melody that’s pure mod-power. With most tunes coming in around three minutes, this is impressive musical economy that never skimps on the essentials.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic!

Freakin' LOVE IT! Great work!

Their best yet.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. "The Chaos" is definitely The Futureheads' best album to-date. Super catchy and quirky, with its share of straight-ahead anthems (see: "Heartbeat Song") and its dissonant upbeat jams (see: "The Connector"), most of which sit nicely in the 3 minute mark. The lyrics are fun and singable... "Oh, the chaos--it's everywhere, but what does it have to do with us?"

Buy this album--THE FUTUREHEADS ARE BACK!

BEST YET

this is by far their best record yet. it has something for everybody - my album of the year

Biography

Formed: 2000 in Sunderland, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Taking the best of post-punk, new wave, and pop as inspiration, Sunderland's Futureheads were among the best of the U.K.'s "angular" movement, which also included Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. The band began as a trio of vocalist/guitarist Barry Hyde, bassist Jaff, and drummer Pete Brewis. Hyde and Brewis were tutors at a lottery-funded organization called the Sunderland City Detached Youth Project, which aimed to get kids off the street by having them play music instead. The band — whose...
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