Into the Future

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Into the Future
Studio album by Bad Brains
Released November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
Recorded March 2011 – September 2012
Genre Hardcore punk, reggae, alternative metal
Label Megaforce
Producer Darryl Jenifer
Bad Brains chronology
Build a Nation
(2007)
Into the Future
(2012)

Into the Future is the ninth studio album by the American hardcore punk band Bad Brains, which was released on November 20, 2012 on Megaforce Records.[1] It is a tribute dedication to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, a longtime friend of the band who died of cancer six months before its release, and produced their previous album Build a Nation.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/5 stars[6]
Revolver Magazine 3.5/5 stars[7]

So far, Into the Future has received positive reviews. Fred Thomas of AllMusic gave the album a positive review, saying that the album, like Build a Nation, "attempted a return to the ragged glory of the band's early speed-demon hardcore days, and probably came as close as possible given the years and weather they'd seen since ... turning out 13 new jams that volley between dub-styled reggae and the kind of loud-and-fast hardcore with funk and metal undertones that they've been perfecting for ages." However, he adds that "it's not quite as loud and just a little bit less fast than before."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Future" - 2:43
  2. "Popcorn" - 3:12
  3. "We Belong Together" - 1:39
  4. "Youth of Today" - 3:25
  5. "RubADub Love" - 2:35
  6. "Yes I" - 1:28
  7. "Suck Sess" - 1:53
  8. "Jah Love" - 3:35
  9. "Earnest Love" - 3:14
  10. "Come Down" - 1:25
  11. "Fun" - 3:47
  12. "Maybe a Joyful Noise" - 4:43
  13. "MCA Dub" - 3:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bad Brains Announce New Album". Blabbermouth.net. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Bad Brains Honor Adam Yauch on First LP in Five Years". SPIN.com. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Into the Future review". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "Into the Future - Bad Brains". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/11/album-review-bad-brains-into-the-future/
  6. ^ Roberts, Randall (2012-11-20). "Review: Bad Brains goes 'Into the Future' with power". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  7. ^ Camisasca, Paige (2012-11-06). "Bad Brains - Into the Future". Revolver (magazine). Retrieved 2012-11-23.