By Chuck Arnold Christina Tapper
June 09, 2008 12:00 PM

This Is Not the World |


Strap yourself in and get ready for a blast of a ride on the Futureheads’ third album. Starting with “The Beginning of the Twist,” the opening jolt and first single, these British post-punks keep things fast and furious. Indeed, the 12 songs fly by in less than 40 minutes, without slowing down for any take-us-seriously ballads. The effect is like a musical Red Bull, with charging guitars, ripping drums and thumping bass catapulting standout tracks like “Think Tonight” and “Broke Up the Time.” Although some of the songs start to run together by the CD’s second half, it all still leaves you with a dizzying rush.

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