Myths of the Near Future

Label
Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Release date
3 Feb 2007
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
36:14

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Two Receivers 4:18 342,490
2 Atlantis to Interzone 3:16 438,103
3 Golden Skans 2:45 678,242
4 Totem on the Timeline 2:41 329,466
5 As Above So Below 3:55 39,857
6 Isle of Her 3:54 282,312
7 Gravity's Rainbow 2:37 393,048
8 Forgotten Works 3:24 273,515
9 Magick 3:30 331,458
10 It's Not Over Yet 3:36 422,395
11 Four Horsemen of 2012 2:18 192,302

About this album

Myths of the Near Future is the Mercury Prize-winning debut album by English band Klaxons. It was released on 29 January 2007 through Polydor Records. Myths of the Near Future contains re-recorded versions of “Gravity’s Rainbow”, “Atlantis to Interzone” and “Four Horsemen of 2012”, along with the singles “Magick”, “Golden Skans” and, most recently, “It’s Not Over Yet”. It is named after Myths of the Near Future, a collection of short stories by British writer J. G. Ballard. It was recorded in Battle, East Sussex.

Upon the week of its release, “Golden Skans” climbed to number seven in the UK Top 40 charts. The album was given a largely enthusiastic review by NME (the magazine named it “album of the year”), although it received more mixed reviews from other critics. In the UK, the album was released with an unnamed instrumental at 17:17 of the track “Four Horsemen of 2012”. Myths of the Near Future won the Mercury Prize in 2007.
Myths of the Near Future is featured in the musical reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die upon its revision in 2007.

Chart positions

The album charted at number two in the UK Album Chart, behind Norah Jones’ album Not Too Late. Since its release in January 2007, the album took a further rise back into the charts, peaking as high as number 19 on 7 July 2007. The album ended the year with sales of 274,000.

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