Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense (2012)

October 19, 2016
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense (2012)

Future Of The Left are one of those rare bands that my friends are into that I can also get into. I’m a stubborn fucking dickhead, so when someone tells me to listen to something, I usually don’t. So, the fact that I love this album is nothing short of a total miracle, but the love comes in heaps, and for good reason. I initially gave the whole thing a chance on the strength of “Beneath The Waves An Ocean”, which has a bass riff dirtier than a Tory politician rolling in a mud pit at Reading Festival.

The whole thing is a bizarre mix of indie-style rock wrenched into odd time signatures and filtered through a scuzzy lens. I guess it’s kinda like feeding The Strokes into a meat grinder whilst listening to John Zorn’s Naked City, or something like that. “Goals In Slow Motion” is one of my favourite songs here; and if not more straight-forward than a lot of the tracks (think REM meets Green Day, seeing as we are on the subject of ridiculous comparisons), it does however possess a bangin’ chorus hook which more than makes up for it. Church.

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