Future Days

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Future Days
Can - Future Days.jpg
Studio album by Can
Released August 1973
Recorded 1973
Length 41:04
Label United Artists
Producer Can
Can chronology
Ege Bamyasi
Future Days
Soon Over Babaluma
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10) [2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Spin (9/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (very favorable)[4]

Future Days is the fifth studio album by the German experimental rock group Can, originally released in 1973. It is the last Can album to feature Japanese vocalist Damo Suzuki. On Future Days, the band employs more of an ambient sound than on their previous efforts, especially on the title track and the twenty-minute "Bel Air". The latter of these has been described by critics as being gloriously expansive and Can's most impressionistic song, with "an almost painterly sense of blended colors and landscapes."[1][2]

The album was ranked number 8 on Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time list.[5] Pitchfork named it the 56th greatest album of the 70s.[6] Stylus ranked it at #160 on their Top 101-200 Albums of All time list.[7] Mojo also named it the 62nd greatest album of all time.[8]

The album cover also shows the I Ching symbol Ting / the Cauldron.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Can. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Future Days"   9:30
2. "Spray"   8:29
3. "Moonshake"   3:04
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Bel Air"   20:00
Total length:


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Can: Future Days > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Leone, Dominique (12 July 2005). "Can: Future Days". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
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  5. ^ "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
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