Futureworld (album)

Futureworld is the fourth album by the American band Trans Am, released in 1999.[6] The band uses lyrics in their songs for the first time, employing vocoder synthesis.[7]

Futureworld
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1, 1999
GenrePost-Rock
Length47:42
LabelThrill Jockey[1]
ProducerJames Murphy
Trans Am chronology
The Surveillance
(1998)
Futureworld
(1999)
Red Line
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
NME6/10[3]
Pitchfork8.0/10[4]
Spin8/10[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Trouser Press wrote that "the heavily processed, robotic singing takes a back seat to the grooves that nearly imprison these songs with their droning insistence."[8] The Village Voice called the album "arguably [the band's] definitive futurist new wave statement."[9]

Track listingsEdit

  1. "1999"
  2. "Television Eyes"
  3. "Futureworld"
  4. "City In Flames"
  5. "AM Rhein"
  6. "Cocaine Computer"
  7. "Runners Standing Still"
  8. "Futureworld II"
  9. "Positron"
  10. "Sad and Young"

Additional tracks on Japanese releaseEdit

  1. "Alec Empire is a Nazi/Hippie"
  2. "Am Rhein (Party Mix)"
  3. "Woffen Shenter"
  4. "Thriddle Giggit Dream"
  5. "Ardroth Marketplace"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Futureworld". www.thrilljockey.com.
  2. ^ "Futureworld - Trans Am | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "NME.COM - Trans Am - Futureworld - 15 April 1999". NME. October 17, 2000. Archived from the original on 2000-10-17.
  4. ^ "Trans Am: Futureworld". Pitchfork.
  5. ^ "Reviews". Spin. 15 (4): 166, 168. Apr 1999.
  6. ^ "Trans Am | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Klein, Joshua. "Trans Am: Futureworld". Music.
  8. ^ "Trans Am". Trouser Press. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Q&A: Trans Am's Nathan Means On Playing And Reissuing 1999's Futureworld, Being A Part-Time Band And Re-Recording Their First Album". The Village Voice. October 6, 2011.