I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler

YACHT - I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #648 / 772
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Based on 18 ratings
October 16, 2015 / Release Date
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Downtown / Label
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Future finds YACHT alive in a whole new way, with the group crafting not only some of the best pop of their careers, but of 2015 as a whole.


People looking for a bit more substance from a band that once made concept albums and instituted its own Belief System might wonder what the heck is going on, but anyone who loves pop music that moves feet, brings smiles, and snaps like bubblegum, and who is also deathly tired of the mainstream, will think I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler is just about the coolest thing around.

Consequence of Sound

With its light political overtones and glossy uptempo production, Future offers just about the best time you can have inside a fit of existential dread.

Rolling Stone
For these guys, keeping it simple, sexy and rapturously surface-level is just fine.

Future is YACHT's would-be critique of our pre-dystopian, post-Internet culture, but it rarely comes off as more than a charismatic cover band singing us yesterday's news.

With this release I'm torn between agreeing with Brice Ezell [PopMatters] & Patric Fallon [Pitchfork Media] with the former reviewer praising the album and the later giving it a cold shoulder. What has me thinking kind thoughts is how refined the synth-pop element has become. Lyrically, however, I remain unimpressed. Not a bad record, but, not a good one either. Sure, it'll get a few more spins over the next few weeks and then be relegated to the offer it for sale pile with others of the ... read more
Okay I finally had a reason to join AOTY and it was YACHT. I found this release to be refreshing and enjoyable. Those who rated it lower got me motivated to write a review. I am putting this one in my top ten favourites and it was listenable, focused, interesting, fun and pop at it's best. Way to go YACHT, I don't even know who you are but this made me want to find more. Fun and bubbly thank you for making music like this. Sort of 80's mixed into the 21st century with good fluff. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Miles & Miles
  2. White Mirror
  3. Matter
  4. Ringtone
  5. I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler
  6. L.A. Plays Itself
  7. I Wanna Fuck You Till I'm Dead
  8. Hologram
  9. Don't Be Rude
  10. War on Women
  11. The Entertainment
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Added on: August 17, 2015