Future Past Life

STRFKR - Future Past Life
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Based on 63 ratings
2020 Ratings: #608
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April 10, 2020 / Release Date
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Unapologetically boring and dismissive rock.
I came into this with lowered expectations and was still kinda disappointed.
STRFKR is a group that is sort of tough to pinpoint in terms of a style or sound. They kind of just exist in the indie sphere. This full length is plagued with lackluster production, weak vocals, and a lack of direction.
Everything just kinda sounds murky. The instruments are submerged in so many effects it just feels all over the place. In typical STRFKR fashion, the vocals are drowning in reverb and it makes an ... read more
fav. tracks: Deep Dream
I have dug/do dig/and always will dig their style of synthpop, with this album being no exception. It certainly doesn't feel like a classic to me in their repertoire, but it's still a nice album for the background.
Good job STRFKR...you still have one good album. STRFKR's 2008 self titled is
a pretty good synthpop and indie rock blend, but 5 albums later, in my opinion they have never came close to topping that debut album, and Future Past Life is no exception. I don't know why the super flat, demo-quality, tinny production has made it onto a lot of the most recent STRFKR records, but it pops up once again here, making everything sound so cheaply programmed. Not only that, but Future Past Life also ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dear Stranger
  2. Never the Same
  3. Deep Dream
  4. Second Hand
  5. Better Together
  6. Budapest (feat. Shy Boys)
  7. Palm Reader
  8. Sea Foam
  9. Pink Noise
  10. Cold Comfort
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Added on: April 9, 2020