Saturday, January 21, 2012
Review: The Big Pink - Future This
I was a big fan of this English electronic-music duo's debut album A Brief History of Love, so I was looking forward to buying their sophomore album. Though lacking the grit and dark mood of their first, Future This has a pleasant pop-infused sound that will sure to please many listeners. What seems to be lacking is a little extra nudge of creativity that would throw this album into a higher tier. But still, pleasant enough for me.
I will also make a comment about the vinyl quality. I prefer to buy music via the ancient record format - I've been collecting them since I was a teenager. The pressing for Future this was done on pink vinyl, but was mastered at a very low volume. It also sounds odd, with a rolled-off bass and lacks attack. It sounds much like an AM radio. My guess would be they tried to squeeze too much music on the record, and allowed a computer to do the mastering. A double-LP would have worked better.