This Is Not the World

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This Is Not the World
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Studio album by The Futureheads
Released 26 May 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 39:35
Label Nul Records
Producer Youth
The Futureheads chronology
News and Tributes
(2006)
This Is Not The World
(2008)
The Chaos
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Gigwise 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
NME (8/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[9]
This Is Fake DIY 4/5 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

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