News and Tributes

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News and Tributes
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Studio album by The Futureheads
Released 29 May 2006 (UK)
13 June 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005 & mixed in Miloco Studios, London
Genre Post-punk revival
Label 679 Recordings (UK)
Vagrant Records/StarTime International (U.S.)
Producer Ben Hillier
The Futureheads chronology
Area EP
(2005)
News and Tributes
(2006)
This Is Not The World
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100 link
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
NME 8/10 link
Pitchfork Media 7.7/10 16 May 2006
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

News and Tributes is the second full-length album by The Futureheads, released on 29 May 2006. The first single "Skip to the End" was released on 15 May 2006. The album, like their debut, received critical acclaim, and praise that The Futureheads had 'matured' their sound. However unlike their debut it did not sell very well, and led to the band being dumped by their label (679 Recordings).

With this album The Futureheads garnered comparisons to Blur, and particularly the album Modern Life Is Rubbish. It was produced by Ben Hillier, who has also produced for Blur and Depeche Mode. Singer/lyricist/guitarist Barry Hyde has revealed recently that second single "Worry About It Later" concerns "...modern attitudes towards casual sex".

The song 'News and Tributes' is dedicated to the victims of the Munich air disaster, when a plane with many Manchester United players on board crashed in Munich in 1958.

The US edition of the album contains the four tracks only available on the Area EP, "Area", "Help Us Out", "We Cannot Lose" and the Shy Child remix of "Decent Days And Nights".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Yes/No" – 3:00
  2. "Cope" – 2:51
  3. "Fallout" – 2:59
  4. "Skip to the End" – 2:54
  5. "Burnt" – 3:41
  6. "News and Tributes" – 3:49
  7. "The Return of the Berserker" – 2:36
  8. "Back to the Sea" – 3:24
  9. "Worry About It Later" – 3:38
  10. "Favours for Favours" – 2:52
  11. "Thursday" – 3:46
  12. "Face" – 3:31

U.S. Bonus Tracks

  1. "Area" - 2:46
  2. "Help Us Out" - 2:21
  3. "We Cannot Lose" - 2:31
  4. "Decent Days and Nights (Shy Child remix)" - 4:35

B-Sides[edit]

"Skip To The End" was accompanied by 3 b-sides when it was released as a single in 2006.

  1. "Easy For Us"
  2. "History Itself"
  3. "Last Time Ever"

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