Future This Are the Big Pink young enough to have grown up on their parents' Jesus and Mary Chain records? Sure sounds like it on Future This… Future This Are the Big Pink young enough to have grown up on their parents' Jesus and Mary Chain records? Sure sounds like it on Future This… 2012-01-17 The Big Pink 4AD
Music Review

Future This (2012)

BRIGHT 'FUTURE' Filled with catchy choruses, the U.K. duo's latest release produces steady and melodic sounds

BRIGHT 'FUTURE' Filled with catchy choruses, the U.K. duo's latest release produces steady and melodic sounds

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 17, 2012; Lead Performance: The Big Pink; Production: 4AD

Are the Big Pink young enough to have grown up on their parents' Jesus and Mary Chain records? Sure sounds like it on Future This. The U.K. duo's latest, produced by indie kingmaker Paul Epworth (Adele), updates the best of '80s shoegaze with breakbeat rhythms and arena-worthy choruses. On the title track, frontman Robbie Furze finds love washing over him ''in a soft explosion.'' Which isn't a bad way to describe getting swept up in their massive pop hooks. B+

Best Tracks:
Anthemic Stay Gold
Britpop revival Hit the Ground (Superman)
Originally posted Jan 11, 2012 Published in issue #1190 Jan 20, 2012 Order article reprints
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