While Yuma House's self-titled debut album from 1998 had garnered them substantial college radio support, the Washington, D.C.-based power pop quartet's 2002 follow-up, Future Perfect, made substantially bigger waves. In fact, local publication The Journal went so far as to declare the album its Local CD of the Year -- impressive considering the plethora of amazing Washington, D.C., bands, namely Fugazi, who had released their much-celebrated Argument album the same year -- and the paper's music writer, Lou King, referred to the Yuma House song "Smiles" not only as "brilliant," but also his personal "song of the year." Though Future Perfect is a little short on songs, including only seven of them, it compensates with additional multimedia features, including a MPEG video for "(Write Off) Summer." Overall, Yuma House takes a further step toward power pop perfection with Future Perfect.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier