Artist: The FutureheadsTitle: The ChaosLabel: NulGenre: RockBitrate: 214kbit avTime: 00:45:10Size: 72.64 mbRip Date: 2010-04-24Str Date: 2010-04-2601. The Chaos 4:1002. Struck Dumb 2:5003. Heartbeat Song 2:2904. Stop The Noise 2:3105. The Connector 2:5606. I Can Do That 3:4207. Sun Goes Down 3:5208. This Is The Life 2:5509. The Baron 3:1110. Dart At The Map 4:0411. Jupiter 4:0112. Bricks & Stones (Bonus Track) 4:0813. Local Man Of The World (Bonus Track) 4:21Release NotesIts easy to forget the trajectory of stardom this Sunderlandfour-piece were on before they dropped 2006s esoteric News andTributes: the bands second album, and a befuddling listen if youdbeen reared on the student disco fodder of their eponymous 2004 debutSinger Barry Hyde summed it up at the time: It was almost like we madeour fifth album second, like we jumped ahead of ourselvesNevertheless, fans smiled and thought: Cant wait to hear album numbersixSee, The Futureheads always had more nous, more range, more brains thantheir indie punk peers. Remember that this is a band whose early gigssaw them dressed as robots, a la Devo, and miming along to their songson a tour of German squats like a new-wave boybandWhile 2008s This Is Not the World (their first for own Nul label afterleaving 679) tried gallantly to marry their passion for art-schoolweird and rent-paying big tunes, there was always the hope amongsttheir fanbase that the band might give up on their commercial dreams,instead ploughing the oddness that always set them apart from the packAlbum number four delivers on that hope. The Baron pairs beeswarm-style Thurston Moore guitars with the innovative studio smarts ofQueen at their most thrillingly pompous, while, XTC-indebted hooks andcrooks aside, Jupiter is a telling reminder that there are few betterbands at structuring four-part harmonies than them. Then theres SunGoes Down, the groups most unnerving moment to date, Hydes guitarprowling within a maze of fug and sleaze. The sun goes down, hegasps, and the double life begins. Its a one way ticket to the cityof sin. Its less Decent Days and Nights, more Decent Nights andTormented Early MorningsWith fitting perverseness the album might even reward them with theirmost legitimate pop hit to date. Lead single Heartbeat Song would haveglistened even within the pop-heavy tracklisting of their first albumOne can only hope its inevitable mainstream success will fund Britainsmost interesting guitar bands ongoing expedition of weirdnesssirehush.ai
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