The Future of What

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The Future of What
Unwound - The Future of What.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 24, 1995
RecordedDecember 1994
StudioJohn and Stu's, Seattle WA
GenrePost-hardcore, noise rock, drone
Length40:16 (LP)
59:18 (CD)
LabelKill Rock Stars
ProducerSteve Fisk
Unwound chronology
New Plastic Ideas
The Future of What

The Future of What is the fourth studio album by the American post-hardcore band Unwound, released on April 24, 1995 by Kill Rock Stars. The album was recorded in December 1994 at John and Stu's in Seattle, Washington.

Recording and release[]

The Future of What was recorded in December 1994 at John and Stu's in Seattle, Washington and released on April 24, 1995 by the independent record label Kill Rock Stars.[1] The album cover features an illustration by Russian constructivist artist Yakov Chernikhov.[2] The CD and digital versions of the album included 4 extra tracks which were excluded from the vinyl due to length.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

In a favorable review, AllMusic's John Bush commented: "Taking their punk heritage from the Buzzcocks, Unwound write grinding, but tuneful songs. Most tracks rumble with a wandering bass while guitar fuzz coats the works. The vocals are intense, usually screamed. One atypical touch is the closer, a hypnotic quasi-ambient organ piece".[3] In a mixed review, Jem Aswad of CMJ New Music Monthly praised the opening track, but criticized the album's consistency.[4] The album's title inspired the name of Brooklyn synth band .[5]

Track listing[]

All music is composed by Unwound.

Side one
1."New Energy"1:57
3."Natural Disasters"3:15
4."Re-Enact the Crime"2:42
5."Equally Stupid"3:06
6."Pardon My French"1:30
Side two
8."Accidents on Purpose"1:55
9."Petals Like Bricks"2:22
10."Vern's Answer to the Masses"0:39
11."Here Come the Dogs"2:06
Total length:40:16
CD bonus tracks
14."Full Explanation of Answer"5:24
15."Excuse Me..."4:02
16."...But Pardon..."2:42
17."...My French"6:53
Total length:59:18



  1. ^ "Unwound". Kill Rock Stars. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. ^ The Future of What (CD booklet). Unwound. Olympia, Washington: Kill Rock Stars. 1995. KRS #245.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b John Bush. "The Future of What". Allmusic. Archived from the original on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  4. ^ Jem Aswad (August 1995). "The Future of What". CMJ New Music Monthly (24): 40. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
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