Future Present Past

The Strokes - Future Present Past
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Based on 10 reviews
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Based on 166 ratings
2016 Ratings: #677
June 3, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

With 'Future Present Past', The Strokes have gone where we, and perhaps even they, never thought they would: back to the future of rock 'n' roll.

80
DIY
It’s uncanny ... for a band whose sound is as instantaneously recognisable now as at the turn of the millennium, that it all sounds so fresh.
75
Consequence of Sound

The Strokes are the same ol’ murky enigma they were last week, last month, last year, last decade. Future Present Past simply leaves them floating in space.

60
Pitchfork

Here, there’s just enough to think about without getting fatigued, as the Strokes continue to toy with the sound of their late period.

40
Drowned in Sound
Is this EP a mere postscript or a second coming? Only time will tell. But they’re running out of chances to convince the world they can be anything more than a heritage act, cranking out the hits for paydays amid a series of ever diminishing returns.
30
The Needle Drop
The Strokes are back, following up their least impressive album with their least impressive EP.
Flamingooooo
75
Really great EP from The Strokes. 3 nice songs done in 3 different styles. the bald agent as usual complained but there is no need to listen to him.
MinatoArisato
40
A boring EP with The Strokes sounding almost lifeless here.

Best Track: Drag Queen
Worst Track: Oblivius (Moretti Remix)
CameronPilgrim
70
Drag Queen - 7.4/10
Oblivius - 6.8/10
Threat of Joy - 7.3/10
Oblivius (Moretti Remix) - 6.5/10
TheRootBoy
56
This is not what I was wanting from The Strokes. Julian just doesn't feel comfortable making the same ol' Strokes sound at this day in age. The music here is all over the place and while Oblivius is a little rough, Threat of Joy is the only consistent track here. The unremarkable remix added to the end of this otherwise three track EP is just pointless and there to fill up space The Strokes didn't care to add.
DevinONeill
34
Wow, Julian's vocals on here are really... something.

Fav Tunes:
1.) Threat of Joy
2.) n/a

Edit: Okay so I’m relistening to all the Strokes’ stuff cause new album hype and I forgot how shit this EP was. Like honestly what the hell is the Moretti remix of Oblivius. Feeling queasy just listenin to it.
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Added on: May 26, 2016