Your Future Our Clutter

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Your Future Our Clutter
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Studio album by
Released26 April 2010 (2010-04-26)
Recorded2009
GenrePost-punk
Length48:11 (CD)
60:32 (Vinyl)
LabelDomino Records
ProducerRoss Orton, Mark E. Smith and Simon Archer
The Fall chronology
Last Night at The Palais
(2009)
Your Future Our Clutter
(2010)
Ersatz G.B.
(2011)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubA-[3]
BBCpositive[4]
Drowned in Sound9/10[5]
One Thirty BPM42%[6]
Pitchfork8.0/10[7]
PopMatters9/10[8]
Slant4/5 stars[9]
Spin3/5 stars[10]

Your Future Our Clutter is an album by the Fall, released in the UK on 26 April 2010. It is the group's twenty-seventh studio album, and their first for independent record label Domino. The album was recorded at The Chairworks, Castleford and Elevator Studios, Liverpool. Publicity for the record describes it as the group's "most rampant, most forward moving, bone shaking best."[11] The album had previously been referred to as Our Future Your Clutter.

As with the group's preceding album, 2008's Imperial Wax Solvent, the line-up consists of Mark E. Smith (vocals), the group's chief songwriter and only constant member, as well as his wife Eleni Poulou (keyboards and vocals), Dave "The Eagle" Spurr (bass), Peter Greenway (guitar) and Keiron Melling (drums). The album was produced by Ross Orton, Mark E. Smith, and Simon "Ding" Archer, who produced three songs.

Your Future Our Clutter entered the UK Album charts at number No. 38. "Bury Pts. 1 + 3" peaked at No. 94 in France. The album has received favourable reviews, with New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones calling it one of the best albums of the year.[12]

CD track list[edit]

  1. "O.F.Y.C. Showcase" (Mark E. Smith) – 5:49
  2. "Bury Pts. 1 + 3" (Smith, David Spurr) – 6:36
  3. "Mexico Wax Solvent" (Smith, Peter Greenway) – 6:14
  4. "Cowboy George" (Smith, Greenway, Eleni Poulou) – 5:42
  5. "Hot Cake" (Smith, Spurr) – 3:18
  6. "Y.F.O.C. / Slippy Floor" (Smith, Poulou, Greenway, Keiron Melling) – 7:42
  7. "Chino" (Smith, Spurr) – 5:20
  8. "Funnel of Love" (Kent Westberry, Charlie McCoy) – 2:55
  9. "Weather Report 2" (Smith, Poulou) – 6:35

"Cowboy George" contains an uncredited sample of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", which is heard briefly fading in and out during the intro.[13]

Vinyl track list[edit]

The double vinyl version comes on 180g heavyweight vinyl with two exclusive, non-CD tracks: "986 Generator" and "Get a Summer Song Goin'" and features a re-ordered track list. It does not come in a gatefold sleeve.

A1. "O.F.Y.C. Showcase" – 5:49
A2. "Bury Pts. 1 + 3" – 6:36
A3. "Hot Cake" – 3:18
B1. "Mexico Wax Solvent" – 6:14
B2. "Y.F.O.C / Slippy Floor" – 7:42
C1. "Chino" – 5:20
C2. "Funnel of Love" – 2:55
C3. "986 Generator" – 8:03
D1. "Weather Report 2" – 6:35
D2. "Get a Summer Song Goin'" – 4:18
D3. "Cowboy George" – 5:42

Personnel[edit]

The Fall

  • Mark E. Smith – lead vocals, tapes, production
  • Eleni Poulou – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Peter "PP" Greenway – guitar
  • Dave "The Eagle" Spurr – bass guitar
  • Keiron Melling – drums, percussion

Additional personnel

  • Ross Orton – production, mixing
  • Simon "Ding" Archer – production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Future Our Clutter by The Fall". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ "AllMusicGuide Review". AllMusicGuide. allmusic.com. 4 May 2010 Accessed 5 May 2010.
  3. ^ "AV Club review".
  4. ^ "BBC review".
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review".
  6. ^ "One Thirty BPM review".
  7. ^ "Pitchfork Media review".
  8. ^ "Popmatters review".
  9. ^ "Slant Magazine review".
  10. ^ "SPIN Magazine review".
  11. ^ "New Album – The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter – 26th April". Domino Records. Dominorecordo.com. 18 February 2010. Accessed 18 February 2010.
  12. ^ Frere-Jones, Sasha. "S/FJ: BEST OF 2010". Sashafrerejones.com. 20 November 2009. Accessed 16 November 2010.
  13. ^ "The Fall's 'Cowboy George' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-11-26.

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