The Chaos (album)

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The Chaos
FUTUREHEADS THE CHAOS COVER.jpg
Studio album by The Futureheads
Released 26 April 2010 (2010-04-26)
Recorded 2009
Genre Post-punk revival, indie rock
Label Nul Records
Producer The Futureheads, Youth
The Futureheads chronology
This Is Not the World
(2008)This Is Not the World2008
The Chaos
(2010)
Rant
(2012)Rant2012
Singles from The Chaos
  1. "Heartbeat Song"
    Released: 12 April 2010
  2. "I Can Do That"
    Released: TBC 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC(positive)[3]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound8/10 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(7.3/10)[6]
Strange Glue3/5 stars[7]
The Skinny4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[9]
Pop Matters6/10 stars[10]
MusicOMH3.5/5 stars[11]
Filter Magazine(82%)[12]
Q magazine4/5 stars[13]

The Chaos is the fourth album by English post-punk revival band The Futureheads. It was released on 26 April 2010.[14][15] The album is the band's second on their label Nul Records, and was preceded by a download-only single, 'Struck Dumb',[16][17][18] on 2 December 2009.[19]

Style[edit]

The track 'Struck Dumb', an example of the band's "classic angular guitar-rock",[20] has been described as "a blast of pop-punk energy".[18] As Phil Mongredien of Q magazine put it, though, in The Chaos, as in This Is Not the World, the emphasis is "on the big radio-friendly choruses, four-part choruses given a euphoric dimensions to their punk-influenced sound, with less of the earlier complex angularity".[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Chaos" - 4:09
  2. "Struck Dumb" - 2:50
  3. "Heartbeat Song" - 2:29
  4. "Stop the Noise" - 2:31
  5. "The Connector" - 2:56
  6. "I Can Do That" - 3:42
  7. "Sun Goes Down" - 3:52
  8. "This Is the Life" - 2:55
  9. "The Baron" - 3:11
  10. "Dart at the Map" - 4:04
  11. "Jupiter" - 6:23

HMV exclusive bonus tracks

  1. "Bricks & Stones"
  2. "Local Man of the World"

On both the normal version and the HMV version, there is a hidden track, "Living On Light", placed after the end of the final track on each release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chaos by The Futureheads". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Allmusic review".
  3. ^ "BBC review".
  4. ^ "Consequence of Sound".
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review".
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Media review".
  7. ^ "Strange Glue review".
  8. ^ "The Skinny review".
  9. ^ "Slant Magazine review".
  10. ^ "Pop Matters review".
  11. ^ "MusicOMH review".
  12. ^ "Filter Magazine review".
  13. ^ a b Phil Mongredien. Q magazine. June 2010. Albums review. P. 126
  14. ^ "The Chaos". 26 April 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via Amazon.
  15. ^ Album Vote Archived 2010-02-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  17. ^ RCRDLBL.com Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ a b "Futureheads Download Exclusive". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  19. ^ This Is Fake DIY
  20. ^ "[NEW] The Futureheads – Struck Dumb at We All Want Someone To Shout For". Retrieved 5 October 2016.