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Future Signs
Warm Jets
Future Signs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Warm Jets
Title: Future Signs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 7/14/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452435422, 731452435446

CD Reviews

This album will defintely grow on you!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This may not be the most phenomenal music you have ever heard, but it certainly is addictive! A fungus of sorts, Warm Jets will definitely grow on you! A diamond in the rough which is our present music industry. Play it if you have it."
Overlooked, underappreciated...
M. Lohrke | Provo, UT | 05/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"the mad rush of britpop bands during the second half of the 90s was in essence, a battle of publicity. super snobby mags like nme, select, q, and vox heralded every other band as 'the next big thing.' many bands succeeded while many other failed, and it wasn't always a case of talent. take, for example, warm jets and their superb debut (and as far as i know, only) album.

warms jets weren't trying to be overly clever, dark, cinematic, eclectic or unique. sure, they owe a minor debt to catherine wheel, but they just wrote some really great pop songs. take, for example, the first three tracks from 'future signs.' 'moving,' 'never never' (my personal favorite), and 'hurricane.' each song is well-crafted, succint, well-produced, and unbelievably hooky. a lot of music from the britpop era was bloated and heavy (think blur's 'the great escape', for one). 'future signs,' however, relied on a less-is-more mantra. there's very little filler on the album. the songs are straightforward and undemanding (in this case, it's a very good thing). louis jones vocas are great (and yeah, he's sort of like rob dickensen with the the rasp). the musicianship is solid and accomplished. but i think more than anything, there's a real sense of joy and fun on the album (a lot like you hear on franz ferdinand records). in buying this album (as i suggest you do), you could certainly do a whole heck of a lot worse, but not a whole lot better.

just on a personal note: 'never never' is one of the great britpop singles that never happened. i absolutely love this song. it's an all-time favorite. it's got one of the best chorus' i've ever heard.

Cynthia Pop | Houston, Texas, USA | 03/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album for 50 cents on & I really like it! I think you may,too. I was reading a lukewarm review of them in an old Select. Although the reviewer was kinda trashing it, it sounded like something I'd like, & sure enough.....very, very good! It's in the Super Blurry Bowie realm. Nice chord changes, lotsa hooks, and gets better with every listen. Like the guy up there said; It won't blow you away, but you may find yourself putting it on again and again."