no future

EDEN - no future
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 231 ratings
2020 Ratings: #683
Liked by 4 people
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash

A rich album with a real sense of breadth, ‘no future’ finds EDEN harnessing new techniques while finessing his trademarks.

80
PopMatters

No Future finds Dublin's EDEN furthering his distinctive vision as he expands his sonic palette and broadens his perspective on an achingly beautiful modern pop album.

40
The Needle Drop

No Future runs like a compilation of alt-R&B and indietronic cliches.

NorthEasy
75
night-time drive like tunes
vigor
75
Ok so its been 3 months now that no future came out, fully digested the album and this is my final thoughts on this LP. It's kinda bland and stale but the potential is there. I like the ideas and the production on where its going, but i feel like it needs more work on it. EDEN was going for a new sound and a new style, which i appreciate the man has talent, but at the same time he lost some key factors on vertigo and i think you think too much of me.

The introduction track on this LP is ... read more
JayCrackers
45
Errrrr, this is gonna be a hot take (please don't hurt me) so I have listened to EDEN since he was known as The Eden Project days and I wasn't always the biggest fan of his work but I always enjoyed a couple of songs from his bodies of work, especially in End Credits and Entrance but vertigo was a disappointment in some regard and so is no future (imo). This album to me just feels stale and just quite simple alternative R&B. Maybe, given some time i will warm up to this album but I can't ... read more
Plats
67
"no future" is a beautifully-produced album. It strikes a pretty consistent tone too, with relaxing, ambient soundscapes throughout. Unfortunately, despite some really good tracks, it's also kinda bloated, forgettable and derivative. It also lacks variation in the tracks, further enhancing the bloated nature.

Fav Tracks: hertz; good morning; untitled; love, death, distraction; projector; so far so good; 2020; just saying; isohel

Least Fav Track: $treams

Score:
6.7
Decent
SebastianWolf
70
EDEN's sophomore effort is fantastically produced and less dull than his debut. Jonathan Ng has always had the ability to totally stun me with his music. With that said, even with no bad tracks, the album sadly feels a little bloated. The first half is amazing, but I think cutting a few tracks in the second half would've made the album sharper. Furthermore, I think Eden could better his writing as the album doesn't feel fully conceptualised. No Future is ultimately a step in the right direction ... read more
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Track List

  1. good morning
  2. in
  3. hertz
  4. static
  5. projector
  6. love, death, distraction
  7. how to sleep
  8. calm down
  9. just saying
  10. fomo
  11. so far so good
  12. isohel
  13. ????
  14. tides
  15. rushing
  16. $treams
  17. 2020
  18. out
  19. untitled
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Added on: October 25, 2019