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Travels With Myself And Another
Future Of The Left – Travels With Myself And Another
8.5
 on
Friday, July 17, 2009 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

Holy shit! Future Of The Left is back with the follow-up to “Curses”. And I’ll be damned if they’re not spot-on with every single song. The album arrived a bit early on the internet which wasn’t to the liking of vocalist Falco and prompted him to write a pissed off blog entry on their MySpace page. But what do you expect when you record an album as powerful as this one? It simply cannot be contained.

Everything you loved about Future Of The Left is still there, only even more powerful than on their debut. The seething opener “Arming Eritrea” comes with foam around the mouth while “The Hope That House Built” is the first single that will undoubtedly do a great job of luring in unsuspecting album buyers (the few that are left) with a catchy vocal melody.

The synths still go off in overdrive, the bass is still rumbling, the guitars will still rip you a new one and Falco’s lyrics are still funny as hell with “Stand By Your Manatee” as my favorite, a song about a girl who’s ashamed by her parents’ use of plastic forks. Yeah, exactly. Killer album!