Jimmy Eat World - Futures - 2004 Alt Rock Pop Punk Blue Vinyl Audiophile 180 Grm 2LP

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Jimmy Eat World - Futures

Label: Interscope Records – B0018996-01, Universal Music Special Markets – B0018996-01, SRC Vinyl – SRC038
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Blue
Pressed on 180 gram blue vinyl; packaged in a triple gatefold sleeve and includes printed insert
"Shame" is a bonus track not featured on the original CD release and is in a different location of the tracklisting from the original vinyl release.
Country: US
Originally Released: 2004
Released: 30 Sep 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Emo


A1 Futures
A2 Just Tonight...
A3 Work
A4 Kill

B1 The World You Love
B2 Pain
B3 Drugs Or Me
Arranged By [Strings] – David Campbell

C1 Polaris
C2 Nothingwrong
C3 Night Drive

D1 23
D2 Shame

Companies etc

Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
Manufactured By – Pallas USA
Pressed By – Pallas
Recorded At – Cello Studios
Recorded At – Harvey Moltz's House
Recorded At – Tempe Studio
Mixed At – Cello Studios
Mixed At – Avatar Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Mastered At – Cohearent Audio


Art Direction – Ben Allgood
Band – Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Tom Linton, Zach Lind
Engineer – David Schiffman
Engineer [Additional], Edited By [Digital], Recorded By [Strings] – Jake Davies
Engineer [Second] – Dan Leffler
Layout [LP] – Michael Johansen
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mastered By [Vinyl] – Kevin Gray
Mixed By [Assistant] – Claudius Mittendorfer
Mixed By, Engineer [Additional] – Rich Costey
Photography By [Front Cover] – Christopher Wray-McCann
Producer – Gil Norton
Recorded By [Assistant] – Jason Gossman, Steven Rhodes
Recorded By [Strings Assistant] – Greg Burns
Written-By, Recorded By [Additional] – Jimmy Eat World

Recorded at Cello in Los Angeles and Harvey Moltz's House in Tucson.
Additional Recording at Tempe Studio.
Mixed at Cello in Los Angeles.
"Drugs of Me" mixed at Avatar Studios, NYC.
Strings recorded at Oceanway Studios in Los Angeles.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Mastered for this vinyl at Cohearent Audio

©2014 Interscope Records

2004`s, 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.

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.
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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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Interscope
Color Blue