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Topic: Futures (album)

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  Futures - Burt Bacharach - Song Listings
This album is even more deep and complex than Living Together; though commercially it has more to grab onto, it still lacks the immediate punch of his Reach Out album, Burt Bacharach Plays...
This album is even more deep and complex than Living Together; though commercially it has more to grab onto, it still lacks the immediate punch of his Reach Out album, Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits or even A Tribute to Burt Bacharach: Composer, Arranger, Conductor.
Futures is a great title; it's a very futuristic middle of the road album, Bacharach looking like he stepped out of the gym riding in what looks like a ski lift on the cover.
www.mp3.com /albums/146389/summary.html   (615 words)

 Jimmy Eat World : Futures - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Futures marks the sound of Jimmy Eat World maturing and becoming increasingly at home in its skin, comfortably combining the band’s sustained nod to scorching post-punk and the hypnotic balladry of 1999’s Clarity.
The album offers a string of mid-tempo tracks that utilize the band’s characteristic power-pop crunch while sustaining the weight of lyrical introspection and moody repetition in song structure.
The album indicates something of a return to Clarity’s more sprawling arrangements, but Jimmy Eat World makes forward progress in the greater use of vocal harmonies, adding an element of melodic sophistication to this band’s ever-accessible sound.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,3068361,00.html   (345 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Futures [ECD] - Jimmy Eat World at Epinions.com
Futures is a good album but lacks that extra oomph.
Jimmy Eat World became a smash hit with their album Bleed American (which was later self-titled) thanks to feelgood, pop-rock anthems such as The Middle, Sweetness, and A Praise Chorus.
But while Futures is a wholly listenable album, there is just not enough material that grabs you and sticks in your mind.
www.epinions.com /content_183405022852   (431 words)

 SOUNDTHESIRENS.COM - Review :: Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Their last album expressed a lyrical maturity that was fitting for the lean, intense pop punk the band was producing.
And even worse, the album is overproduced, with multi-tracked vocals that should be nowhere near any album, much less a Jimmy Eat World album, much less one with as little substance as this one.
The album is so entirely frustrating for a different reason: because where their past albums made pop punk that would stay with you, each and every song on Futures is predictable, replaceable, and worst of all for the band, entirely forgettable.
www.soundthesirens.com /reviews/jimmyeatworld-futures.php   (554 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Futures (Deluxe Edition) [ECD] [Digipak] - Jimmy Eat World at Epinions.com
These guys seemed to have a killer pop sensibility, which only got amplified on their breakthrough album Bleed American (which was later retitled Jimmy Eat World in an attempt to not offend people who were hiding out in anthrax-proof bunkers).
Track 4 on this album works similarly, though the guitar rhythm isn't as jerky, some forceful electric guitars kick in later on, and there are no repetitions of "You rip my heart right out" to drive the less melancholy listeners insane.
A slow, pensive piano paces around the room and Jim utters his lyrics is a similarly measured fashion, speaking slowly and evenly to a friend who has gotten so whacked out on drugs that he doesn't even recognize her any more.
www.epinions.com /content_159184424580   (3176 words)

 Jimmy Eat World | Futures | Universal - Daily Nexus
While Futures may not blatantly scream “commercial success” as its self-titled predecessor (formerly Bleed American) did in 2001, the album secures the boys of Jimmy Eat World with a number of potential radio hits as well as some new favorites for old school “JEW” fans.
An endearing little album, Futures manages to be singsong and thought-provoking at the same time.
Futures’ opening track of the same name cries of optimism and hope, proclaiming, “Hey now, we’re wide awake and we’re thinking / My darling, believe your votes can mean something.” With “Nothingwrong” and the lead single “Pain,”; the band pounds through powerful hooks and angry lyrics as forcefully as their fractured little hearts can.
www.dailynexus.com /article.php?a=8205   (406 words)

 DECAPOLIS : Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Most albums I receive to review for Decapolis come with all the artwork and some sort of glowing press release telling me how “innovating,” “haunting” or “life-changing” the album is. Most of these albums also get two stars.
Futures is certainly a fair bit darker than Bleed American, both lyrically and musically, and it seems clear that Jimmy Eat World is trying to find a balance between that album and Clarity.
This album is certainly no Clarity, but it is just as good, if not better than, their last album.
www.decapolis.com /music_/pages/JimmyEatWorld-Futures.shtml   (613 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Many, many groups followed in their wake, crafting a similar blend of melodic, anguished punk-pop and leaving Jimmy Eat World in the position of crafting a follow-up that set them apart from their acolytes.
There are a couple of stumbles (the decision to replace Petra Haden's charming vocals with Liz Phair's, the generic "Nothingwrong"), but they don't detract from the overall power of the record.
Futures will most likely not be the sensation that Bleed American was -- it is too dark and inwardly focused for that -- but it shows a progression of sound and emotion that fans of the band should embrace.
www.mp3.com /albums/649484/summary.html   (412 words)

 Attack of the 50-foot rockers - Minnesota Daily
The four-man band from Arizona released its first album in 1995, but it was the single "The Middle"; from 2001's "Bleed American" that garnered the group respect in the punk-pop circle.
"Futures" covers a wide variety of styles and subjects, from the start of a relationship and a sound reminiscent of early pop music to politically charged lyrics and a hard-rock feel.
"Futures" is a marvelous fourth album because the band hasn't tried to ride on the successes of its previous albums.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2004/11/16/11235   (375 words)

 Futures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Futures studies, reflects on how today’s changes (or the lack thereof) become tomorrow’s reality
Futures (album), a 2004 album by Jimmy Eat World
Futures (journal), an international, refereed, multidisciplinary journal about futures studies
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Futures   (105 words)

 IDSnews.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 11-song album follows the success of the band's 2002 self-titled DreamWorks-released album, of which songs including "A Praise Chrous," "The Middle" and "Sweetness" landed spots on American karaoke bars' "favorite songs" lists.
Highlights on the new album include similar high-quality songs fluctuating between harmonized vocal tributes expressing lyrics about looking forward to an unwritten future on the title track, for example, while sidestepping to the quick and choppy, guitar-heavy riffs of single-worthy songs such as "Just Tonight" and the already-popular single, "Pain."
The slightly-erotic tune describes a personal flood of emotion within the context of a moonlit drive, and the repetition of background vocals, droning guitars and steady drumbeats causes the lulling melody to drip on the tongue.
www.idsnews.com /news/story.php?id=25784   (565 words)

 Jimmy Eat World - Futures : album review
Anyway, all whinging aside, lets get stuck into what is to be the most musical album from Jimmy Eat World to date, and that's a difficult feat given that these are the band that turned out Bleed American in 2001.
This is now where track six, Pain, the first single from the album comes into play.
Futures should be appreciated for being something great, and it'll depend on your own tastes after that - this is just as good an album as its predecessor but fans may take time to get used to the different sound.
www.musicomh.com /albums/jimmy-eat-world.htm   (572 words)

Futures exemplifies the band's effort to release an album of the highest effort both musically and lyrically.
There are no weak songs that bring the album down and the track order has been put together thoughtfully to bring the most out of the album.
Many times, such albums don't flow well as they are just the band's favorite songs all thrown into a clam chowder of music.
www.openingbands.com /reviews/?forceissue=2004-10-01   (4004 words)

 Campus Circle
The band’s fourth album, Futures, hits stores Oct. 19 and promises to be their most intrepid offering yet.
Futures seems to be the exact opposite, with almost every song having sprawling moments, seemingly without a care to its own structure.
The songs on Futures prove to be unrelenting, with a balanced amalgam between the head-banging of "Bleed American" and the accessibility of "The Middle." In other words, Jimmy Eat World has found a way to combine the best of both worlds.
www.campuscircle.net /review.cfm?r=254   (1030 words)

 'Futures' is now for Jimmy Eat World fans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Three years in the making, Futures will reassure anyone who was starting to wonder whether Jimmy Eat World still had the desire to rock on record.
One listen to the album, in stores Tuesday, confirms that the extra time (and money) spent in studios in Tucson and Los Angeles was a wise investment.
Judging from the latest album they've crafted for their expectant fans, the members of Jimmy Eat World have little to worry about when this CD hits the streets.
www.azcentral.com /ent/music/articles/1017jimmyeat17.html   (841 words)

 Jimmy Eat World makes the cake and eats it too   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Jimmy Eat World’s fifth LP, titled “Futures,” is a nice portfolio of where the band has been prior to and since their pop success.
At first, one might even think this album could have the alternate title “Bleed Clarity” since the songs evoke the distinct sound of Jimmy Eat World’s past two albums “Bleed American” and “Clarity.” The beginning chords of the album’s opener, “Futures,” disturbingly sounds like a rip-off of a Sum 41 song.
The album’s closer, “23,” is the pinnacle of the album’s success, as it seems to set them apart as the men from the boys.
www.collegiatetimes.com /news/3/ARTICLE/4257/2004-11-03.html   (656 words)

 Las Vegas Mercury: Jimmy Eat World: A praise chorus
Hard to believe a band--from swing state Arizona, no less--that just entitled its new album Futures would not have its eyes on the election and where the country was heading.
Then he says the idea of naming an album after something that might sum it all up is silly.
But Adkins is quick to note that Futures is the first record Jimmy Eat World has recorded on a major label's dime, and not all the resources available would still guarantee a hit.
www.lasvegasmercury.com /2004/MERC-Oct-21-Thu-2004/25005088.html   (557 words)

 Jimmy Eat World - Aggielife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"Futures," the title track, is immediate with honesty, sharing the band's political view on the Bush administration.
The album continues its catchy tunes with the single "Pain" and the addiction tale "Drugs or Me" that pulls on the heart with its sad lyrics and string arrangement.
Though not the most upbeat song on the album, "Pain" shows a glimpse of hopefulness as Adkins croons, "I can't let it bother me/ Takes my pain away." "Drugs or Me," however, is a different story.
www.thebatt.com /news/2004/11/24/Aggielife/Jimmy.Eat.World-814898.shtml   (460 words)

 Sound the Sirens Magazine | 2004 | 2004: The Year in Music II
To compare this album to their last would feel like blasphemy because they are both separate entities.
Futures is rockin’ (so much so that it deserves an apostrophe instead of a “g”), solemn and playful at the same time.
The album contains songs that will be used as a reference to the year 2004, a year when the optimistic message of the song “Futures” was necessary.
www.soundthesirens.com /articles/index.php?id=31,167,0,0,1,0   (3045 words)

 Jimmy Eat World presents a bright Futures - Silver Chips Online
More eclectic than any of their other works, their latest album exhibits added keyboards, complex strings, and a higher number of guitar solos, which not only add depth to the new material, but also add a greater sense of space.
Sincere lyrics and assorted musical growth help Futures center not on big pop hooks, but instead on an overall ambitious mood that carries the album from the first melodic song to the last.
Only discussing their major label album was a pretty uncool flaw, when looked at in hindsight.
silverchips.mbhs.edu /inside.php?sid=4092   (701 words)

 U-WIRE.com/CD REVIEW: Jimmy eats a big one with 'Futures'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
(U-WIRE) CHICAGO -- The latest Jimmy Eat World album, "Futures," starts by saying, "I've always believed in futures / I hope for better, in November." The line is a bit surprising, as politics have never been at the forefront of the band's previous work.
On "Futures," singer Jim Adkins' voice is perhaps the only thing keeping the band ahead of the pack.
"Futures" isn't a bad album by any means; it's just not the step forward that each of their previous efforts were.
www.uwire.com /content/topae101804002.html   (519 words)

 City Pulse - MUSIC
Though the band had a proven, formidable live fan base, the pressure was on from the get-go for the record to succeed commercially, as it was now on a new label and had yet to sell anything close to respectable numbers with its first two releases.
Musically, the album falls between its last album and the band’s masterpiece, 1999’s “Clarity.”; Many similarities remain with all of its albums: A couple of dark rockers (in this case, “Just Tonight...” and “Pain”;) are sprinkled throughout a collection of big, catchy hooks and slick production.
What’s left to be seen is how the album will be received by the mainstream audience that embraced the band with the last album.
www.lansingcitypulse.com /040901/music/index.asp   (598 words)

 Review: Jimmy Eat World - Futures - Film Junk
Some of the songs seem to be ushering in a new era of arena rock considering the abundance of fist-pumping choruses and prominent vocal harmonies.
Strangely, the album’s least memorable moments come from the points when they turn down the guitars and get all sappy on us, which historically speaking has been a strong point for the band.
My early impression is that Futures is not nearly as indispensable, and yet it may see Jimmy Eat World reach an unwieldy level of exposure.
www.filmjunk.com /2004/10/28/jimmy-eat-world-futures   (920 words)

 Fly Magazine-Band/Performers Archive Article
The album was greeted with the ringing of silver trumpets from across the music land.
The angst of their previous albums is still present, and so are the devastatingly sweet melodies issued from singer Jim Adkins’ earnest boy-voice.
They’ve already made their gorgeous, artsy-fartsy album (1998’s Clarity) and their triumphant, commercially successful album (2001’s Bleed American), and now they’ve got an album that splits that hair right down the middle – a No. 6 album with a No. 2 rock single (“Pain”).
www.flymagazine.net /archive_bands_article.cfm?id=8f9f3539   (1046 words)

 A Matured Jimmy Eat World: Take It Or Leave It | AlternativeAddiction.com
As opposed to 2001's self-titled album (or Bleed American, depending on whether you bought your copy before or after the semantically sensitive months that followed September 11, 2001), Futures finds the band at its fullest.
Thanks to the success of its last album, which sold 1.3 million copies and yielded four singles, it had a lot to live up to.
While recording the album in Los Angeles and Tucson, Arizona, the bandmembers swore to themselves that they wouldn't settle for anything but their best work.
www.alternativeaddiction.com /musicnews/article.asp?id=291   (832 words)

 Futures by Jimmy Eat World CD
FUTURES, the ensemble's first album following its breakthrough, doesn't stray from the formula that has worked so well for the Arizona band.
Like its immediate predecessor, FUTURES opens with a politically minded title track ("I hope for better in November"), but, in general, the songs mostly revolve around love and longing.
With many sharp, catchy songs on display, FUTURES is another outstanding record from Jimmy Eat World.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/6801640/a/Futures.htm   (339 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Futures: Music: Jimmy Eat World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is "Futures", a stunning piece of work that the band should be proud of.
This album in a word Breathtaking, there is not a bad song on this record except 'Drugs Or Me' could be better and is remidied on the 'Stay On My Side Tonight EP'; which the excellent 'Styrofoam' remixes said song to pure perfection.
This album can raise you up to a state of euphoria or send you into a comfortable happy sadness.
www.amazon.co.uk /Futures-Jimmy-Eat-World/dp/B000646MGG   (879 words)

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