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Futures [Enhanced]

Jimmy Eat WorldAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Invented, the sixth full-length album by Jimmy Eat World, contains the signature big hooks and sing-along melodies for which the band has become famous. Fans of the band’s older hits like “The Middle,” “Sweetness,” and “Pain” will find lots to grab onto…and those same fans will be happy to learn that Mark Trombino, who served as a producer on ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Eat World Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00061H2JU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The band's new album, Futures, is a sprawling, gorgeous, heavy-yet-quiet epic with songs ranging from ambitious hard rock to epic ballads. With the hard driving first single "Pain" kicking off the campaign to the beautifully constructed follow up single "Work," Futures is perhaps the best sounding record in Jimmy Eat World's career.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say hello to good times. January 17, 2005
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Jimmy Eat World's brand of punchy power pop is really something special these days. While I'm really enjoying the rise of all these arty indie rock type bands, like Wilco and Modest Mouse, sometimes I want to listen to something that's just catchy and fun, and with the exception of a handful of bands, there aren't many out there today doing that kind of thing that are really worth listening to. But, Jimmy Eat World is the perfect band for the occasion.

The most interesting thing about their music is that they can manage to be both sad and uplifting at the same time. A lot of their lyrics are rather depressing and melancholy, but the music is overall pretty upbeat, and doesn't really feel depressing. Jim Adkins apparently wants to share his thoughts and feelings, but he doesn't really want you to feel sorry for him, which I think is cool. That way, it never comes across as "whining", as is often the case with many bands in the "emo" style. Even when the lyrics aren't particularly cheery, the music still makes you feel good.

The album starts with the title track, a mid-paced rocker with big hooks, and a cool acoustic break. "Just Tonight" and "Pain" are faster-paced, with driving rhythms, and rousing choruses (the latter reminds me a bit of Thrice, but less metallic). "Work" and "Kill" are super-catchy melodic rock, and "Drugs or Me" and "23" are epic ballads, with huge arrangements. There's not a great deal of variety on this album, but the songwriting is strong enough to keep it interesting. The musicianship is excellent, with powerful melodic guitar hooks, and energetic drumming. Pretty much everything you could want in a straight-forward melodic rock album is here.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Ah,yes. Hello... If you are reading this review you chances are you already know how great this album is. If you've read my previous reviews you know I'm a bit long-winded so for those in a hurry, I give you this:

This IS the best album of the year. Hands down.

For everyone else: This record has a bit of something for everyone. The only CDs that even come close are How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2, The Used's In Love and Death and My Chemical Romance's Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Now if you are a "Oohh, I absolutely love The Middle and Sweetness was sooo good" you should enjoy half of this album. Most notably: Pain (cuz MTV tells you to) and Futures. The harder-edged fans should also enjoy Pain, Just Tonight and Nothingwrong. The REAL JEW fans (you know who I'm talking about...) would never say they sold out for doing a "techno-pop" cover of Wham's "Last Christmas" and any and all nay-sayers should be tied up and forced to listen to Ashlee Simpson sans vocal track for the rest of eternity. Everything Jimmy & Co. have done they have done for a reason. Static Prevails showed frightening talent for a debut album, and Clarity showed the kind of growth and maturity you'd expect for them after they had conquered MTV not being ignored by them. Bleed American was of course their breakthrough album, probably because it showed they could be precise, intelligent pop with the same lyrical maturity as Clarity albeit not as "deep".

Futures however is essentially a bridge between their last two records. Taking the radio-friendly pop and turning up the (almost Tim Burton-like) darkness along with the most meaningful and important lyrics this side of the new millenium makes for the album of the year.

1.) FUTURES: The title track begins with a bang.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Promising Effort from an Ever-Maturing Foursome December 1, 2004
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Handling pain, troubled times, and pivotal relationships define our character, both individually, and as a nation. Jimmy Eat World's latest offering, "Futures," deals with these timeless and inescapable truths.

With "Futures," Jimmy Eat World has refined their sound by working in more intricately threaded vocal harmonies, better highlighting keyboards and chords, and bringing back the all-too-forgotten guitar solo.

Easily the band's most well rounded and best sounding release to date, "Futures," offers more than just radio-friendly tracks like the seemingly politically charged sing-a-long title track "Futures," the Weezer-like "Work," and the angst-tinged, anthemic instigators "Nothingwrong" and "Pain."

The most traditional sounding emo tracks on the album are the back-to-back "Kill" and "The World You Love." "Kill" sounds like the desperate diary entries from a semi-defeated, sweaty-palmed admirer set to music, while the carefree vocals on "The World You Love" come across as a triumphant anthem for the emotionally displaced.

The grungy yet upbeat "Just Tonight" sounds like the background music to an 80s workout tape while "Drugs or Me," which closely resembles the intro to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," could easily double as theme music for a drug intervention video.

But the most epic and emotionally gripping songs from this effort may be the longer tracks in which the band reveals their expanding guitar prowess.

With subdued vocals and U2-esque guitar, record standouts "Polaris" and "23" are ethereal gems that'll bring out the lighters, and quite possibly the waterworks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best work
Perfect from start to finish
Published 17 days ago by Koo Jahyuk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Wow, what a great album. Notable tracks are: Polaris, 23, Futures and Kill. This band is also a must-see live.
Published 10 months ago by randyb
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome album
this is a classic, must have for any real jimmy eat world fan. even if you have never heard of them, you will not be disappointed.
Published 12 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars new fan
went to a jimmy concert in slc. fell in love with them and love their music. I had to start purchasing all the old music
Published 14 months ago by Katlin Willens
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh Not Bad
A little disappointed in this album after having Bleed American in my CD player. You have the classics like Pain and Polaris, but beyond that many of the songs sound slow and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Allison Degner
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful
One of the many incredible albums this band has put together. If you haven't heard this already, buy it right now, spark something up and listen.
Published 22 months ago by B@R
5.0 out of 5 stars Not sure why this album gets a bad rap...
Ive read that this album isnt as "fun" as bleed American. While I agree it is a little heavier and maybe a bit darker, its just as good, tho a bit less poppy. Read more
Published on May 31, 2011 by my alias
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good CD.....
I just stumbled into this group around 10 years ago. THis IMOP is thier best CD. If you only want one then this is it. Read more
Published on May 13, 2011 by C. Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars A band on the decline
This is where the band starts to go down hill. This album is average at best. There are some good songs on here, but it pales in comparision to their last album. Read more
Published on December 27, 2010 by PAC MAN
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