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How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident

Future of the Left - How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
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Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #7 / 953
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Based on 45 ratings
2013 Ratings: #198
October 21, 2013 / Release Date
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The Fly

The now-quartet’s fourth record marries prickly melody with glossy discord, eclipsing not only its predecessors but its entire genre.


Even more than any of their previous outings How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident bridges the gap between efficient noise rock, whip-smart comedy and timely social commentary.

Drowned in Sound

How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident is arguably the band's finest hour. Freed from label interference and buoyed by public support, the four let rip as if it's their first - or indeed last - ever record.


It seems impossible that a band can so consistently produce such output full of lyrical ingenuity, social commentary, and musical quality while retaining a sense of humour. 

The Line of Best Fit

While this album may not be the all-encompassing assault that was the signature of The Plot Against Common Sense this is a record that shows a willingness to change, adapt, try out exciting new things that simply retreading that formula would not have done. Outstanding.


It is a serious album for serious rock fans, even though taking anything seriously isn’t exactly Andy Falkous, Jack Egglestone, Jimmy Watkins and Julia Ruzicka’s strong point.


Throughout much of the 14-track beast that is 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident', there doesn't feel to be quite enough venom seeping through. 

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Track List

  1. Bread, Cheese, Bow and Arrow
  2. Johnny Borrell Afterlife
  3. Future Child Embarrassment Matrix 
  4. The Male Gaze
  5. Singing Of The Bonesaws 
  6. I Don't Know What You Ketamine
  7. French Lessons
  8. How To Spot A Record Company
  9. Donny Of The Decks
  10. She Gets Passed Around At Parties 
  11. Something Happened
  12. The Real Meaning Of Christmas 
  13. Things To Say To Friendly Policemen 
  14. Why Aren't I Going To Hell?
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy
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Added on: October 5, 2013