News and Tributes (2006) "Every day still feels like a Thursday," sings Barry Hyde near the end of his band's second album. The line sums up some of News… 2006-06-13 The Futureheads Rock
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News and Tributes (2006)

Details Release Date: Jun 13, 2006; Lead Performance: The Futureheads; Genre: Rock

''Every day still feels like a Thursday,'' sings Barry Hyde near the end of his band's second album. The line sums up some of News and Tributes' workaday vibe — a noticeable contrast to the ecstatic TGIF post-punk found on their 2004 bow. The disc still showcases the quartet's hyper — Beach Boys harmonies and penny-cutting hooks, though their trademark vigor is often missing. Even so, they at times achieve a compromise between their manic and mature guises, as on ''Face,'' which seamlessly evolves from an acoustic ballad to a rush of guitar-mauling fury.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints