The Futureheads (2004) Take one listen to this Brit quartet — with its spastic guitars, Thames-deep accents, and garnished harmonies — and you'll swear the Proclaimers have gone… 2004-09-07 The Futureheads
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The Futureheads (2004)

The Futureheads | THE FUTURE IS NOW Thanks to the Brit-quartet we want to move overseas
Image credit: The Futureheads: Chris McKay / Retna
THE FUTURE IS NOW Thanks to the Brit-quartet we want to move overseas
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 07, 2004; Lead Performance: The Futureheads

Take one listen to this Brit quartet — with its spastic guitars, Thames-deep accents, and garnished harmonies — and you'll swear the Proclaimers have gone punk. That's a frightening scenario, but Futureheads wisely keeps things short, sharp, and shocked on The Futureheads: ''Robot'' sounds like a nursery rhyme as imagined by Wire, while ''Le Garage'' goes from hymn to head-nodding anthem in just under two minutes. Yet another reason for us to think about moving overseas.

Originally posted Nov 19, 2004 Published in issue #793 Nov 19, 2004 Order article reprints