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The Futureheads


Sixth album and first for seven years from the Sunderland indie rock quartet who reformed in January 2019

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  1. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The world is a tough place but it is one that is better with The Futureheads in it
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The moving Electric Shock incorporates joyous synths and Headcase is berserk thrash-pop brilliance. Dizzying closer, Mortals, meanwhile, might have been a Top 10 hit in the early '80s. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    ‘Powers’ sees The Futureheads fight fiercely once again
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    While there’s nothing here that quite matches the highest highs of their first pass, this is a welcome return for a singular and important band
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  5. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    While by no means a masterpiece, this is an impressive return to form from The Futureheads, a beloved band who thankfully didn't completely fall by the wayside
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A surprisingly sturdy comeback album that sounds exactly how you remember the Futureheads, and that, at least for nostalgia's sake at least, isn't a bad thing at all
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  7. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    All in all, Powers is a brave and solid comeback record from the band
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Alive and amplified, ‘Powers’ is bright and bombastic
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