The Big Pink - Future This

More of the same?
The Big Pink - Future This
It was two years ago that ‘Dominos’ - the ubiquitous single from The Big Pink - ingrained the London-based duo into public consciousness. They’ve lost none of that infectious capacity on this second full-length, which, while offering more of the same, nevertheless does it with sparkle and verve. Opener ‘Stay Gold’’s robotic gyrations shimmer with joie de vivre, setting the uplifting road this album follows. ‘Hit The Ground(Superman)’ chugs with a dissociative unease, while ‘Jump Music’ is an impetuous tune akin to a less nihilistic Depeche Mode. Closer ‘77’ is the highlight, though, demonstrating how, when the band get it right, they really get it right.

7/10

Words by MISCHA PEARLMAN

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