Future This

The Big Pink - Future This
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2012 Ratings: #846 / 958
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
January 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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A.V. Club

It’s a contemporary pop record with all the right elements in just the right places

The 405

It is a fascinating and largely infectious record featuring massive choruses and hooks

Drowned in Sound

As the sound of a band still in development mode and not quite sure of their identity, Future This offers a lucid insight into where their next sonic adventure may take them.


Future This is constructed to jam your head full of mountainous pop thrills, not to give you a lot of room to think about them.


Future This, finds the Big Pink as boxed in as their predecessors, recycling the same ideas with less conviction.

Consequence of Sound

Much of the record flounders unspectacularly, overstuffed with tired tropes and the same manicured, ultra-manufactured grit that marked A Brief History of Love.

No Ripcord

The songs aren’t catchy or danceable enough to appeal to pop kids; there’s not enough grit and abrasion to appeal to the noise brigade; it’s not dark or moody enough to appease the 80s Goth element.

Pretty meh indie pop rock. Stay Gold and Rubbernecking are pretty damn good songs but the rest of this thing is pretty uninspired and just mediocre.

Best Track: Stay Gold
Worst Track: Jump Music
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Track List

  1. Stay Gold 
  2. Hit The Ground (Superman) 
  3. Give It Up 
  4. The Palace 
  5. 1313 
  6. Rubbernecking 
  7. Jump Music 
  8. Lose Your Mind 
  9. Future This 
  10. 77
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Added on: December 28, 2011