The Future's Not What It Used to Be

Rhythm Corps

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The Future's Not What It Used to Be Review

by Tom Demalon

Rhythm Corps' second release for Pasha is a mixed bag. At times, there's just enough interesting stuff going on to make it a pleasant surprise. The leadoff track and single release, "Satellites," is a kinetic little modern rocker that bounds along and offers a singalong chorus. "Mother" is an affective, if overblown, midtempo cut that expresses concern for the environment. There is also "Martin," which explores the mindset of a troubled teenager driven to homicidal rage. The melodies are solid, but the problem, as on their previous release, is that the band scratch the surface of the issues that warrant their attention without going deep enough to warrant the listeners'. However, for those who want to feel like they're being socially aware, without getting too involved, The Future's Not What It Used to Be is a good enough place to spend some time.

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