Beautiful Future

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Beautiful Future
Studio album by Primal Scream
Released 21 July 2008 (2008-07-21)
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock
Length 54:00
Label B-Unique, Atlantic
Producer Björn Yttling, Paul Epworth
Primal Scream chronology
Riot City Blues
Beautiful Future
More Light
Singles from Beautiful Future
  1. "Can't Go Back"
    Released: 14 July 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
OMM 5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[4]
NME (8/10)[5]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[6]
Gigwise 4/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[8]
The Independent 2/5 stars[9]
The Times 2/5 stars[10]
Virgin Media 4/5 stars[11]

Beautiful Future is the ninth studio album by British rock band Primal Scream, released on 21 July 2008 (2008-07-21) on B-Unique Records/Atlantic Records. The album was promoted by the single "Can't Go Back", which was released on 14 July 2008 (2008-07-14), and it was produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Bjorn and John) and Paul Epworth.

According to the press release, "the album displays a heady mix of genre crunching taking in Philly soul, dark electro, accelerated rock'n'roll riffs and pure British pop, all given that particular Scream edge."[12] The album features special guest appearances from Lovefoxxx (of Cansei de Ser Sexy), Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age) and folk legend Linda Thompson.

With the extended edition of Beautiful Future, as well as the album featuring two extra songs ("Urban Guerrilla", "Time of Assassins"), the album also includes the video for the single, "Can't Go Back".

It is the first album not to feature the guitarist Robert "Throb" Young, who left after the release of their previous album Riot City Blues in 2006 due to his retirement for personal reasons, and it is also the last studio album to feature the bassist Mani, who departed after Screamadelica Live in 2011, and then re-formed his past band The Stone Roses in the same year.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Primal Scream, except "Over & Over" by Fleetwood Mac and "Urban Guerrilla" by Hawkwind.

  1. "Beautiful Future" – 5:09
  2. "Can't Go Back" – 3:44
  3. "Uptown" – 4:50
  4. "The Glory of Love" – 3:11
  5. "Suicide Bomb" – 5:51
  6. "Zombie Man" – 3:37
  7. "Beautiful Summer" – 4:43
  8. "I Love to Hurt (You Love to Be Hurt)" (featuring Lovefoxxx) – 4:32
  9. "Over & Over" (featuring Linda Thompson) – 4:33
  10. "Necro Hex Blues" (featuring Josh Homme) – 3:34
  11. "The Glory Of Love" (Single Version) – 3:13

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Urban Guerrilla" – 3:25
  2. "Time of the Assassins" – 3:38





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