The Futureheads (album)

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The Futureheads
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Studio album by The Futureheads
Released 12 July 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Post-punk revival, indie rock
Length 36:30
Label 679, Sire
Producer Paul Epworth, Andy Gill
The Futureheads chronology
1-2-3-Nul! EP
(2003)
The Futureheads
(2004)
Area EP
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Spin B+[10]
The Village Voice B+[11]

The Futureheads is the self-titled debut studio album by British indie rock band The Futureheads. It was released on 12 July 2004 and spawned the singles "First Day", "Decent Days and Nights", "Meantime", and "Hounds of Love" (a Kate Bush cover). The album received critical praise and was re-released as a special edition in 2005 featuring a DVD and coming with a slightly re-designed cover in pink rather than the standard LP's grey.

"Decent Days and Nights" and "Hounds of Love" were made available for the Rock Band platform on 9 March 2010. "Decent Days and Nights" also appeared on the Burnout 3 soundtrack. "Meantime" was used in a second season episode of the hit TV series The O.C., and the film, Grandma's Boy.

The album was named the 33rd best record of 2004 by Pitchfork Media.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Futureheads, unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Le Garage" – 1:45
  2. "Robot" – 2:00
  3. "A to B" – 2:27
  4. "Decent Days and Nights" – 2:31
  5. "Meantime" – 2:50
  6. "Alms" – 2:05
  7. "Danger of the Water" – 2:57
  8. "Carnival Kids" – 2:44
  9. "The City Is Here for You to Use" – 2:35
  10. "First Day" – 2:04
  11. "He Knows" – 3:13
  12. "Stupid and Shallow" – 1:34
  13. "Trying Not to Think About Time" – 2:24
  14. "Hounds of Love" (Kate Bush) – 3:02
  15. "Man Ray" – 2:18
Special edition bonus tracks
  1. "Decent Days and Nights" (Radio Mix) – 2:42
  2. "Hounds of Love" (Radio Mix) – 3:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Futureheads by The Futureheads". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Futureheads – The Futureheads". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Raihala, Ross (December 2004). "The Futureheads: The Futureheads". Blender (32): 140. Archived from the original on 26 June 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Raftery, Brian M. (19 November 2004). "The Futureheads". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Peschek, David (16 July 2004). "The Futureheads, The Futureheads". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Long, Pat (10 July 2004). "The Futureheads : The Futureheads". NME. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Ubl, Sam (29 July 2004). "The Futureheads: The Futureheads". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Futureheads: The Futureheads". Q (217): 110. August 2004. 
  9. ^ Walters, Barry (11 November 2004). "The Futureheads : The Futureheads". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 13 March 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Breakdown". Spin 20 (12): 124. December 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (18 January 2005). "Consumer Guide: Heads, Future and Past". The Village Voice. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2004". Pitchfork Media. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2016.