This Is Not the World

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This Is Not the World
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Studio album by
Released26 May 2008
GenrePost-punk revival
LabelNul Records
The Futureheads chronology
News and Tributes
This Is Not the World
The Chaos
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic73/100 [1]
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Gigwise4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(6.2/10)[7]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Spin3.5/5 stars[9]
This Is Fake DIY4/5 stars[10]

This Is Not The World is an album by post-punk revivalists The Futureheads. It was released on 26 May 2008,[11][12] on their own label Nul Records. The reason for creating their own label has been in one part the sale performance of their previous album (News and Tributes) which led the band from being dropped from their previous label (679 Recordings) and the own decision of the band of having more independence.[11][13][14]

In advance, The Futureheads have released three singles of the forthcoming album. The first one is "Broke Up the Time", released in November 2007 as a free download through the band's official page and the band's MySpace. The second one is "The Beginning of the Twist", which was released as a video single on 1 February 2008[15] and was then be released 'officially' on 10 March.[16] The third single "Radio Heart", released to promote the album, was released a week prior to the album. The Futureheads will also be releasing various live renditions of "The Beginning of the Twist" for free download on their official webpage and which will be recorded every single night of their upcoming tour.[17][18] The album was available on file sharing networks several weeks before its official release date.

Track listing[edit]

All the tracks are written by The Futureheads unless stated [11][13]

  1. "The Beginning of the Twist" - 3:36
  2. "Walking Backwards" - 3:53
  3. "Think Tonight" - 3:29
  4. "Radio Heart" - 3:02
  5. "This Is Not the World" - 3:34
  6. "Sale of the Century" - 3:23
  7. "Hard to Bear" - 3:07
  8. "Work Is Never Done" - 3:20
  9. "Broke Up the Time" - 3:14
  10. "Everything's Changing Today" - 3:06
  11. "Sleet" - 3:08
  12. "See What You Want" - 2:42

Japanese Bonus Tracks[19]

  1. "The Beginning of the Twist (Live @ Kings College)"
  2. "Radio Heart (Live @ Oxford Academy)"
  3. "Invasion!"

U.S. iTunes Bonus Tracks

  1. Death of a King
  2. Get Back Today


  1. ^ "This Is Not The World by The Futureheads". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Gigwise review
  4. ^ Clarke, Betty (22 May 2008). "The Futureheads, This Is Not the World". Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ "This Is Not The World by The Futureheads". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. ^ NME.COM. "The Futureheads - NME.COM". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  8. ^ "This Is Not The World by The Futureheads". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  9. ^ "The Futureheads, 'This Is Not The World' (Nul) - SPIN". 15 June 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  10. ^ This Is Fake DIY review
  11. ^ a b c The Futureheads Reveal This Is Not The World Album Details — News — AngryApe Archived 2012-03-18 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Pitchfork: Futureheads Start Their Own Label for New Album Archived 2007-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ a b Pitchfork: Futureheads Start Their Own Label for New Album Archived 2008-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ INTERVIEW: The Futureheads - Indie Music - Zimbio Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ The Futureheads release new single The Beginning Of The Twist - Archived 2012-07-03 at
  16. ^ ::: The Futureheads ::: Archived 2008-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "The Futureheads - Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  18. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes NEWS: The Futureheads Tour the U.K., Are My Second Favorite Active Band with an Obnoxiously Strong British Accent Archived 2008-01-26 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "This Is Not The World". Retrieved 5 October 2016.

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