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Future of the Left, ‘Curses’ (Too Pure)

Jon Young // February 20, 2008

Piecing together rancid bits of funk, punk, and absurdist theater, Future of the Left’s debut album spews confrontational noise with exhilarating flair. Ex-McClusky frontman Andy Falkous, whose vocal style ranges from surly chanting to flaming hysteria, possesses the brutal bluntness of a rap-rock lunkhead, though sarcastic outbursts like “Real Men Hunt in Packs” and “adeadenemy-alwayssmellsgood” reveal a more evolved brain. (And Kelson Louis Mathias cranks out sputtering bass riffs that could knock down walls.) Curses is so audaciously over the top you just have to laugh in delighted appreciation.

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