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Old 03-14-2011, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Future Perfect (2004) - Autolux

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My nomination is Autolux - Future Perfect (2004)



For me this is one of the standout indie/alternative albums of the 00's. It incorporates a lot of influences ranging from space-rock, shoegaze, post-punk, Swirlies, etc. and is such an enjoyable album to listen to from start to finish without skipping a track. This album is a great discovery for anyone.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I liked this album a lot when it came out, but I've not heard it in many years. Definitely one of the better post-90s shoegaze albums I've heard, though. And definitely due a revisit, soon.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I put 'not sure' because while the album itself is really well played and written, I didn't exactly enjoy it. I listened to it twice, but I didn't really sit down and pay close attention to it. I did, however, like how the instrumentals in "Capital Kind of Strain" sounded a bit like something in Tago Mago. I also thought "Robots in the Garden" was a fun experimental-ish song, too. But like I said, I'm going to need to listen to this album a bit more carefully to give a decent response.
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I put 'not sure' because while the album itself is really well played and written, I didn't exactly enjoy it. I listened to it twice, but I didn't really sit down and pay close attention to it. I did, however, like how the instrumentals in "Capital Kind of Strain" sounded a bit like something in Tago Mago. I also thought "Robots in the Garden" was a fun experimental-ish song, too. But like I said, I'm going to need to listen to this album a bit more carefully to give a decent response.
The album takes a few listens to get into. But when it grows on you, believe me you will love it. It's very much a headphone album, there's so much going on that you need a good pair of headphones to be able to take in everything and really enjoy it.
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The album takes a few listens to get into. But when it grows on you, believe me you will love it. It's very much a headphone album, there's so much going on that you need a good pair of headphones to be able to take in everything and really enjoy it.
That's what happened to me. Listened to it once at christmas, thought it was interesting but it kinda bored me, so I put it on a playlist with some other stuff I was listening to. Over time, I found myself checking what I was listening to when it was on more and more, until it got to the point where I was just listening to it on repeat... I've calmed down since then as that's a great way to get yourself hating an album :P

It's well worked, I love the ambience of it and the general melancholic-but-positive attitude of the songs, and it's currently one of the albums I listen to the most when I'm looking for something to calm me down.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I like this album. It's not what I expected - It was described as post rock and I was expecting something jam based. But its actually a really good indie pop album with some nice vocal melodies which remind me of the honeyed tones of Simease Dream era Billy Corgan. Only listened once so far but it's a nice discovery. 6.5-7/10
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This album is a grower. It took me about a year and a half to fully appreciate it. But once you do, it's very rewarding. I think it's a brilliant record, one of the decades best.
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I like it, but I feel like it's teetering on the edge between being really ****ing good and just pretty good. They are missing something that could take this music to the next level. I'm just not sure what that something is. Either way, I like listening to it. They are trying to put some originality into shoegaze, which is something the genre really lacks. That alone puts it in my "good shoegaze albums" list.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Future Perfect is an indie rock gem and a noise pop masterpiece. The first six tracks of the album are absolutely killer, and somewhere in the midst of "Blanket" and "Great Days for the Passenger Element" the album culminates in an orgy of erotic vibrations for the ears. The album is decidedly front loaded, but that's not to say the second half is bad- it's just a bit less orgasmic to the auditory senses.

Would recommend to anyone.
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I've never really seen it as front-loaded. I've always enjoyed latter tracks such as 'Asleep At The Trigger' and 'Capital Kind Of Strain' immensely, it's a very consistent album.

The first time I heard Autolux I actually didn't think much of them. The song 'Blanket' was included on a magazine compilation I got in summer 2005 and although I didn't think it was bad, it just wasn't my cup of tea at the time, I was more into louder and heavier stuff. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I went back and listened to the song that I thought "hey this is actually pretty good". I downloaded the album and I was kind of undecided at first, but I kept listening and listening to it and after a while it just clicked and my mind was blown.
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