Singles (studio album) by Future Islands

Singles
Singles by Future Islands
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-03-24
Overall rank: 1,385th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2014 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (211th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,385th)
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Future Islands bestography

Singles is ranked as the best album by Future Islands.

Future Islands album bestography « Higher ranked This album (1,385th) Lower ranked (4,572nd) »
-SinglesIn Evening Air

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 227 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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95/100
From 01/08/2020 16:15
Phenomenal album, and my favorite from Future Islands. Definitely a throwback and nod to 80s new wave, but its all still so catchy, innovative and crisp.

Favorite Tracks: Seasons, A Dream of You and Me, Doves
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85/100
From 02/14/2016 04:38
Great album! Certainly the best FI album to date. Not sure it lives up that balsy title, but I would say 4-5 of the songs hold up very well after repeated listening.
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From 08/25/2015 20:08
The spirit of post-punk lives on.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 06/18/2015 21:14
Good album. The lead singer has a strong voice.
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85/100
From 02/01/2015 09:30
Fan inconditionnel de ce groupe , j'adore cet album. N'atteint pas les sommets de In Evening Air cependant. Petite faiblesse pour le premier titre Seasons
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90/100
From 01/09/2015 16:53
Front-man Sam Herring combines Morrissey's swagger and Roland Gift's voice, and manages to do what so few synth-pop singers can: make me care about what he's singing. When the music is so heavy on synthesized sounds, the end result is often too light to take seriously. But his delivery is so engaging that I can't help but listen.
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From 12/17/2014 15:22
This was my favorite album of 2014 and shows just how much Sam Herring and company has grown and mastered their craft over the last decade or so. "Spirit" and "Song for Our Grandfathers" are masterpieces in my opinion. Pitchfork's #1 song of the year, "Seasons.." is also a phenomenal track. Audacious, familial, and familiar-Singles is a truly magnificent album.
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60/100
From 12/15/2014 23:32
These guys have a very simple and unique style to their sound. Definitely worth checking out.

Also Seasons (Waiting On You) is easily my favorite song of 2014 so that's a plus!
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From 11/19/2014 18:02
I think I'd really, really enjoy a live version of the album, but something about the album's production really bothers me. It's almost unfair to say really. The songwriting is solid.
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From 10/30/2014 06:50
I am warming to this album a lot and I antcipate it may just reach my top ten of 2014
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