Love the Future

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Love the Future
Studio album by Chester French
Released April 21, 2009 (2009-04-21)
Recorded 2005–2009
Genre Indie pop, futurepop, synthpop, electronic
Length 42:55
Label Star Trak, Interscope
Producer Chester French
Chester French chronology
Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance
(2008)
Love the Future
(2009)
Singles from Love the Future
  1. "She Loves Everybody"
    Released: November 18, 2008

Love the Future is the debut album by the band Chester French, which was released on April 21, 2009 under the record label Star Trak Entertainment.[1]

Background[edit]

Love the Future was primarily recorded while the duo attended Harvard University; they recorded most of the songs during class and study breaks at a Harvard recording studio.[2] After recording the album, lead vocalist David-Andrew "D.A." Wallach sent the work to several record labels. The band received recording contract offers from Kanye West's GOOD Music, Jermaine Dupri's Island Def Jam Music Group, Pharrell Williams Star Trak Entertainment and several independent record labels; they ended up signing with Star Trak.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Blender 1/5 stars[4]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[5]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[6]
NME (3/10)[7]
Okayplayer (75/100)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[10]
Vibe (favorable)[11]

Love the Future received generally mixed reviews from music critics, receiving an aggregated score of 58 out of 100 on MetaCritic.[12] Christopher Muther of The Boston Globe felt that the album was "too wise" and "too catchy" to possibly be the debut of Chester French. He compared the songs to that of the band Fountains of Wayne.[5] Heather Phares of Allmusic called the album "much better" when the duo "tones down the hyperactivity and sticks to making songs with ridiculously ingratiating hooks".[3] Wallach's voice was compared to that of Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by David-Andrew "D.A." Wallach and Maxwell Drummey.

  1. "Introduction" – 1:07
  2. "C'mon (On My Own)" - 3:22
  3. "Bebe Buell" – 3:38
  4. "String Interlude" – 0:57
  5. "The Jimmy Choos" – 3:15
  6. "Time to Unwind" – 1:44
  7. "Fingers" – 4:16
  8. "Country Interlude" – 5:37
  9. "Beneath the Veil" – 2:47
  10. "Neal" – 3:36
  11. "Not Over You" – 4:24
  12. "She Loves Everybody" – 3:59
  13. "Sleep" – 4:13
  14. "Pleasure Squad" – 3:40 (Amazon.com bonus track)
  15. "People" - 3:17 (iTunes bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[14] 77
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums[15] 82
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums[16] 19
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums[17] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley, Bill (2009-03-10). "Chester French Love the Future out April 21st". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast Digital. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b Muther, Christopher (2007-07-08). "Retrograds". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Love the Future - Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  4. ^ Maerz, Melissa (2009-04-21). "Love the Future". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ a b Muther, Christopher (2009-04-20). "Chester French, 'Love the Future'". The Boston Globe. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ Wood, Mikael (2009-04-14). "Love the Future - Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Leonie (2009-06-02). "Album review: Chester French - 'Love The Future'". NME. Time. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  8. ^ Steve Hammer, M. (2009-05-07). "Chester French - Love The Future". Okayplayer. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  9. ^ Hoard, Christian (2009-04-14). "Love the Future: Chester French: Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  10. ^ Dolan, Jon (2009-05-20). "Chester French, 'Love the Future' (Star Trak/Interscope)". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  11. ^ Norton, Maiya (2009-04-21). "Chester French: 'Love the Future'". Vibe. Vibe Media Group. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  12. ^ "Love the Future by Chester French". MetaCritic. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  13. ^ Norton, Maiya (2009-04-21). "Chester French: 'Love the Future'". Vibe. Vibe Media Group. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  14. ^ "Artist Chart History - Chester French - Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Comprehensive Albums - Love the Future - Chester French". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-07-15. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Top Digital Albums - Love the Future - Chester French". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-07-15. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Top Internet Albums - Love the Future - Chester French". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-07-15. [dead link]

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