The Chaos (album)

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The Chaos
Studio album by The Futureheads
Released 26 April 2010 (2010-04-26)
Recorded 2009
Genre Post-punk revival
Label Nul Records
The Futureheads chronology
This Is Not the World
(2008)
The Chaos
(2010)
Rant
(2012)
Singles from The Chaos
  1. "Heartbeat Song"
    Released: 12 April 2010
  2. "I Can Do That"
    Released: TBC 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (positive)[2]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[5]
Strange Glue 3/5 stars[6]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[8]
Pop Matters 6/10 stars[9]
MusicOMH 3.5/5 stars[10]
Filter Magazine (82%)[11]
Q magazine 4/5 stars[12]

The Chaos is the fourth album by English post-punk revival band The Futureheads. It was released on 26 April 2010.[13][14] The album is the band's second on their label Nul Records, and was preceded by a download-only single, 'Struck Dumb',[15][16][17] on 2 December 2009.[18]

Style[edit]

The track 'Struck Dumb', an example of the band's "classic angular guitar-rock",[19] has been described as "a blast of pop-punk energy".[17] As Phil Mongredien of Q magazine put it, though, in The Chaos, as in This Is Not the World, the emphasis is "on the big radio-friendly choruses, four-part choruses given a euphoric dimensions to their punk-influenced sound, with less of the earlier complex angularity".[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Chaos" - 4:09
  2. "Struck Dumb" - 2:50
  3. "Heartbeat Song" - 2:29
  4. "Stop the Noise" - 2:31
  5. "The Connector" - 2:56
  6. "I Can Do That" - 3:42
  7. "Sun Goes Down" - 3:52
  8. "This Is the Life" - 2:55
  9. "The Baron" - 3:11
  10. "Dart at the Map" - 4:04
  11. "Jupiter" - 6:23

HMV exclusive bonus tracks

  1. "Bricks & Stones"
  2. "Local Man of the World"

On both the normal version and the HMV version, there is a hidden track, "Living On Light", placed after the end of the final track on each release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "BBC review". 
  3. ^ "Consequence of Sound". 
  4. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  5. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  6. ^ "Strange Glue review". 
  7. ^ "The Skinny review". 
  8. ^ "Slant Magazine review". 
  9. ^ "Pop Matters review". 
  10. ^ "MusicOMH review". 
  11. ^ "Filter Magazine review". 
  12. ^ a b Phil Mongredien. Q magazine. June 2010. Albums review. P. 126
  13. ^ Amazon UK
  14. ^ Album Vote
  15. ^ MySpace.com
  16. ^ RCRDLBL.com
  17. ^ a b Clash Music
  18. ^ This Is Fake DIY
  19. ^ We All Want Someone