Future Politics

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Future Politics
Austra - Future Politics.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2017 (2017-01-20)
Genre
Length45:15
LabelDomino
Producer
Austra chronology
Olympia
(2013)
Future Politics
(2017)
HiRUDiN
(2020)
Singles from Future Politics
  1. "Utopia"
    Released: October 20, 2016
  2. "Future Politics"
    Released: December 6, 2016
  3. "I Love You More than You Love Yourself"
    Released: February 7, 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.0/10[3]
Metacritic74/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
The A.V. ClubB[6]
DIY4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!8/10[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
NME4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork7.4/10[1]
PopMatters7/10 stars[10]
Q4/5 stars[11]
Uncut6/10[12]

Future Politics is the third studio album by Canadian electronic music band Austra. It was released on January 20, 2017, by Domino worldwide and by Pink Fizz Records in Canada.[13] The album was inspired by frontwoman Katie Stelmanis' time living in Montreal and Mexico City,[14] while also drawing inspiration from Massive Attack, Latin-American record producers (including Chancha Vía Circuito), E. E. Cummings, accelerationism, and Judith Butler.[15] The cover art was photographed at Mexican architect Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal in Mexico City.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Katie Stelmanis.

No.TitleLength
1."We Were Alive"4:35
2."Future Politics"4:09
3."Utopia"4:03
4."I'm a Monster"4:38
5."I Love You More than You Love Yourself"4:58
6."Angel in Your Eye"3:14
7."Freepower"5:09
8."Gaia"3:08
9."Beyond a Mortal"5:45
10."Deep Thought"1:09
11."43"4:28

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Future Politics.[17]

Austra[edit]

  • Katie Stelmanis – vocals, production, engineering
  • Maya Postepski – additional production (tracks 3–5, 7, 9)
  • Dorian Wolf – synth (tracks 1–5, 7); bass (tracks 9, 11)

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Jennifer Mecija – violin (track 1)
  • Alice Wilder – guitar (track 3); mixing, additional production (all tracks)
  • Heba Kadry – mastering
  • Renata Raksha – artwork, photography
  • Nick Steinhardt – layout, graphic design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[18] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19] 98
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[20] 180
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 61
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 46
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[23] 12
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[24] 29
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[25] 7
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[26] 27
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[27] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asaph, Katherine St. (January 21, 2017). "Austra: Future Politics". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Jeakins, Dan (January 20, 2017). "Austra – Future Politics". DIY. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Future Politics by Austra reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Future Politics by Austra Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Future Politics – Austra". AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Waite, Kelsey J. (January 20, 2017). "Austra envisions a better tomorrow through Future Politics". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Rancic, Michael (January 19, 2017). "Austra: Future Politics". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (January 19, 2017). "Austra: Future Politics review – theatrical pop for alienated people". The Guardian. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Mackay, Emily (January 18, 2017). "Austra – 'Future Politics' Review". NME. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  10. ^ Dorsett, Andrew (January 12, 2017). "Austra: Future Politics". PopMatters. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  11. ^ Segal, Victoria (February 2017). "Q Review: New Albums". Q. No. 368. p. 111. ISSN 0955-4955.
  12. ^ O'Connell, Sharon (February 2017). "New Albums". Uncut. No. 237. p. 21. ISSN 1368-0722.
  13. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (October 20, 2016). "Austra Announce New Album, Share New Song "Utopia": Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Austra announce new album Future Politics". Domino. October 18, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (January 5, 2017). "Anatomy of an Album: Austra's Future Politics". Out. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "Austra Announces New Album, Future Politics" (Press release). Domino. October 19, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2017 – via Killbeat Music.
  17. ^ Future Politics (liner notes). Austra. Domino. 2017. WIGCD365.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Austra – Future Politics" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Austra – Future Politics" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Austra – Future Politics" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Austra – Future Politics" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Austra – Future Politics". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  23. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  24. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  25. ^ "Austra Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  26. ^ "Austra Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  27. ^ "Austra Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2017.