Jimmy Eat World - Futures
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Based on 14 reviews
2004 Ratings: #302 / 430
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Based on 147 ratings
2004 Ratings: #107
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I feel bad as a fan of a good chunk of their music but this album just doesnt do it for me. As a follow up to Bleed American it is even more cookie-cutter and formulaic and polished and it loses touch of their raw emotions.


Huh, I thought it was unpopular to think this is better than Bleed American. I was proven wrong


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Reason: for getting unnecessarily negative reviews from Pitchfork.


This album has a few good cuts, Pain and Futures come to mind. The rest is really boring radio rock. Its pretty bland and uninspired in my opinion. It is well produced though. Also in the song Night Drive he says "the cold can kill us before fumes" I don't think that is true unless its like super fucking cold out.


this is one of the best album covers of all time


The reason why diehards and others seem to turn up their nose at Futures is that is successfully became an alternative rock anthemic classic of the mid 2000's. All types of people listen to Jimmy Eat World not just emo people, not just alt rockers, not just college kids. They had this effect that bands like Early November, Coheed and Cambria, and Thursday had where it was just undeniably good. This is Jimmy Eat World putting on a suit and tie and going to work to produce some amazing work. ... read more

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Added on: May 16, 2014