Hounds of Love (new mix)
Label: Rhino Atlantic
The Futureheads' debut zips in and out of so many jarringly smart pop songs that the first listen is a little exhausting. Keep coming back, and you'll hear something beyond the group's love of early XTC. The doo-wop harmonies, frantic guitars and a tight version of Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" make this record rock solid.