Future Me Hates Me

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #126 / 874
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Based on 273 ratings
2018 Ratings: #124
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

Upon first listen, The Beths’ debut album, Future Me Hates Me, bleeds together too much, the songs slipping imperceptibly from one to the next. But soon enough, the bubble-grunge riffs and Motown-backup-singer “whoa-ohs” start to distinguish themselves.

80
PopMatters
With one foot in the 1990s and one in the 1960s and both eyes looking forward, it's hard to imagine the album's title will hold true, but the smart lyrics reveal complicated insights that might keep all prognosticators guessing.
80
The Skinny

Despite the sad sincerity of Stokes’ lyrics, Future Me Hates Me denotes optimism by relying on light-hearted music and acerbic humour. It’s this rejection of earnestness that makes The Beths talented purveyors of music that’s heartfelt but never too serious, resulting in a perfect riposte to the kind of po-faced cynicism that’s typically associated with angst-y guitar pop.

80
Exclaim!
Boasting tight, punchy songwriting, polished but unpretentious production, and an engaging personality in frontwoman Elizabeth Stokes, it channels both '90s indie rock as well as current sensibilities to great effect.
80
God Is in the TV

Their debut album Future Me Hates Me, drowns any existential hand-wringing in a blissful bath of delightful high-energy guitar pop, convincing us that life and love really are worth all the hassle.

80
AllMusic
The album plays like a greatest-hits collection, and since it doesn't seem to cater to a musical or emotional middle ground, it makes for a guilt-free pleasure.
80
The 405
Their debut full-length sees them carve a niche all of their own.
80
Northern Transmissions
It’s their unique personalities and relentless playing on this album that keeps you ecstatic while listening rather than bored.
80
Rolling Stone
A wonderful little record that never lets up, piling on unassumingly buzzy fun until you start realizing you might be in the presence of a true power-pop monument.
79
Pitchfork

Future Me Hates Me is one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year, delivering on the promise of the Beths’ Warm Blood EP from 2016. It’s the kind of record you expect to come from a band’s third or fourth attempt: tight, hook-filled songwriting filled with energy and attitude, paired with lyrics that cut to the bone and a sense of confidence that betrays the record’s at-times slackened vibe.

BGL13
63

after enjoying jump rope gazers i decided to listen to this. i got bored

CLJesse
49

*Snores loudly*

JoaoSantos
75

Although it's generic indie rock, it's impossible for me not to enjoy an album like this. Sweet vocals and instruments and relatable lyrics make this one of the most comforting albums of the year.

Mr_Bedhead
92

Some of the best pop rock I think I will ever hear. Amazing songwriting coupled with such energetic performances from every single person. It's like a refreshing new Paramore for me to obsess over. Never runs out of fun, never runs out of bittersweet melodies, never runs out of amazing harmonies from the band. I hope it never runs out.

AlbumsToOranges
82

A kiwi would be the low-hanging fruit here, but the debut LP by New Zealand power pop outfit The Beths is more akin to a chilled bowl of grapes during a hot summer day. Future Me Hates Me is sweet, addictive, and bursting with energy. Popping track after track off the stem, you may not find too much variation among them, but that’s a virtue in this case. You like what you’re getting and you’re getting a lot of it. When it comes down to it, the album is fun and goes down ... read more

NothingToDoubt
85

No puedo creer que aún no le haya escrito nada a este álbum, es una bomba de energía, muy brillante cuando conectas con él, de esos que terminas y quieres volver a poner, me genera mucha nostalgia escucharlo, me pone muy feliz de voltear al pasado y recordar.

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Track List

1Great No One
3:22
89
2Future Me Hates Me
4:05
96
3Uptown Girl
2:31
85
4You Wouldn't Like Me
3:32
88
5Not Running
3:51
90
6Little Death
4:54
98
7Happy Unhappy
3:29
88
8River Run: Lvl 1
4:06
88
9Whatever
4:24
86
10Less Than Thou
4:17
86
Total Length: 38 minutes
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Added on: May 9, 2018