Future This

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Future This
Studio album by The Big Pink
Released 11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)
Genre Electronic rock, indie rock, shoegaze
Length 44:27
Label 4AD
Producer Paul Epworth
The Big Pink chronology
A Brief History of Love
(2009)
Future This
(2012)
Singles from Future This
  1. "Stay Gold"
    Released: 14 November 2011
  2. "Hit the Ground (Superman)"
    Released: 30 January 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Clash 7/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[5]
Entertainment Weekly B+[6]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[7]
NME 6/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 5.2/10[9]
PopMatters 7/10[10]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[11]

Future This is the second studio album by English electronic rock duo The Big Pink, released on 11 January 2012 by 4AD. The album was preceded by the release of lead single "Stay Gold" on 14 November 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze; additional writers indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stay Gold"   Paul Epworth 3:38
2. "Hit the Ground (Superman)"   Epworth, Laurie Anderson 4:56
3. "Give It Up"   Epworth, Earl Randle 4:49
4. "The Palace"   Epworth 4:19
5. "1313"     5:52
6. "Rubbernecking"   Epworth 3:27
7. "Jump Music"     4:38
8. "Lose Your Mind"     4:09
9. "Future This"   Daniel O'Sullivan 3:56
10. "77"     4:43

Sample[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Future This album liner notes.[14]

  • Milo Cordell – performer
  • Robbie Furze – performer
  • Tom Beard – band photograph
  • Ian Burdge – cello (10)
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • David Emery – other photography
  • Paul Epworth – producer
  • Alison Fielding – design
  • Sally Herbert – additional string arrangements, violin (10)
  • Joe Hartwell Jones – assistant engineer
  • Zan Lyons – additional viola, performer, programming
  • Tom Morris – additional drums
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Chris Prendergast – drums (1)
  • Q Prime Management – management
  • Mark Rankin – engineer
  • Jimmy Robertson – additional vocals (3, 4, 6, 8)
  • Victoria Smith – performer (all tracks); drums (9)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Hitseekers Albums Chart[15] 12
Belgian Heatseekers Albums Chart (Flanders)[16] 11
Belgian Heatseekers Albums Chart (Wallonia)[17] 20
UK Albums Chart[18] 96
US Heatseekers Albums[19] 6
US Independent Albums[19] 32

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Japan[20] 11 January 2012 Hostess Entertainment
Australia[21] 13 January 2012 Remote Control Records
Germany[22] 4AD
United Kingdom[23] 16 January 2012
United States[24] 17 January 2012
France[25] 24 January 2012

References[edit]

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  2. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Future This – The Big Pink". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Nguyen, Tuyet (17 January 2012). "The Big Pink: Future This". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Pearlman, Mischa (9 January 2012). "The Big Pink – Future This". Clash. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Gourlay, Dom (13 January 2012). "The Big Pink – Future This". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Maerz, Melissa (11 January 2012). "Future This review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (12 January 2012). "The Big Pink: Future This – review". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Nicolson, Barry (13 January 2012). "The Big Pink – 'Future This'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Cohen, Ian (16 January 2012). "The Big Pink: Future This". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Bloom, David (19 January 2012). "The Big Pink: Future This". PopMatters. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Liedel, Kevin (12 January 2012). "The Big Pink: Future This". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Future This by The Big Pink". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Bevan, David (14 November 2011). "The Big Pink Go Pop on January's 'Future This'". Spin. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  14. ^ Future This (CD liner notes). The Big Pink. 4AD. 2012. CAD3201CD. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Hitseekers – Week Commencing 23rd January 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Big Pink – Future This" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Big Pink – Future This" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100". Official Charts Company. 28 January 2012. Archived from the original on 22 January 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Future This – The Big Pink". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Future This". HMV Japan. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "Future This – Big Pink, The". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "BIG PINK, THE: Future This" (in German). Indigo. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "Big Pink: Future This". HMV. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "Future This: The Big Pink". Amazon.com. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
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