Absolut Mango (80 Proof)

It’s been a few months since NeuFutur had a chance to review any vodkas from the Absolut line, so we were happy to see a 1 liter bottle in the post about a week ago from Absolut’s PR firm. Needless to say, we set up a tasting and got some good impressions of Absolut’s latest offering. The initial bouqet is as close to actually cutting open a Mango as possible; a sip confirms that while this vodka does have a bite to it, much of said bite is muted by the strong fruit presence. The spirit itself would be perfect as a sipping spirit, but as evidenced by the different people nipping at the bottle at the review session, mixed drinks are really where the Absolut Mango shines. Continue reading “Absolut Mango (80 Proof)”

Marble Saga Kororinpa (Wii)

This game is a sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, and from the outset, players will be shocked at the steps that Hudson had taken to ensure that critics of the original title will have nothing to harp on.The game itself surrounds the collection of stump pieces, to assist Anthony the Ant in finding the “Golden Sunflower Seed”. The stump pieces also unlock further functionality in the game, giving players more of the way of range to option in the level editor. Continue reading “Marble Saga Kororinpa (Wii)”

New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye: Bands, Dirty Basement and the Search for Self by Ronen Kauffman (Book)

Those looking to Ronen Kauffman’s book “New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye,” hoping to find a definitive history of New Jersey’s storied hardcore and punk rock scene are better served looking elsewhere. There are mentions and anecdotes of a slew of bands from the mid-90’s scene like the Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, The Degenerics and Endeavor, but the main focus is one man’s discovery and ultimately his passion for the world of underground punk rock music. Continue reading “New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye: Bands, Dirty Basement and the Search for Self by Ronen Kauffman (Book)”

Twiztid – W.I.C.K.E.D. (CD)

I can’t say that I have been a fan of Twiztid since the beginning, because to be honest I did not know of them until about 2002 or so, when I first heard “Diemuthafuckadie”. Since then, however, I’ve kept up with their releases, be it as a duo (“Freek Show”, “Man’s Myth”, “Independents Day”) or as solo artists (“Phatso”, “Chainsmoker”). With a little bit of education under my belt then, I feel that “W.I.C.K.E.D.” is the most fulfilling release of Twiztid’s career, with some serious evolution taking place since “Independents Day”. I would say that the public at large would agree with that statement; “W.I.C.K.E.D.” is Twiztid’s highest charting album to date. Continue reading “Twiztid – W.I.C.K.E.D. (CD)”

Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special (DVD)

Five minutes into Ricky Gervais’ latest stand-up special he launches into a series of jokes about cancer. It’s at that point you realize that the heir to the late George Carlin’s brilliantly frank comedy has been found. Over the course of just over an hour, Gervais tackles everything from obesity (which is decidedly funny coming from the portly British comic) to the top 10 alternatives to risky gay sex (compliments of an actual brochure Gervais has been holding onto for the past two decades). Continue reading “Ricky Gervais: Out of England – The Stand-Up Special (DVD)”

Queensryche and NeuFutur.com | “American Soldier” Contest

4/15 Update: This contest is closed. We thank all the entrants and especially the winner of the prize pack, J. Woltz of Newark, New Jersey.

Queensryche, and NeuFutur Magazine are giving one lucky reader a Queensryche Prize Pack which includes a copy of their new (3/31 release) album “American Soldier”, a patch, and a shirt. All that individuals need to do to be considered for the contest is to email neufutur@gmail.com with an email that simply reads “Queensryche”. Continue reading “Queensryche and NeuFutur.com | “American Soldier” Contest”

NeuFutur Magazine Wants To Take You To Coachella

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Island Records, NeuFutur.com , and Total Assault are bringing the party to you with the chance to win a pair of 3 day passes to the best festival in the desert, The Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. Continue reading “NeuFutur Magazine Wants To Take You To Coachella”

Radiohead – Pablo Honey; The Bends; Ok Computer [Collector’s Editions] (Capitol)

Let the Pitchfork reading hipsters disagree, but Radiohead’s three best releases came out in the early to late 90’s, before the band became obsessed with synth-driven experimental songs. It’s satisfying then that Capitol chose to put out Special Collectors Editions of Pablo Honey, The Bends and OK Computer. Continue reading “Radiohead – Pablo Honey; The Bends; Ok Computer [Collector’s Editions] (Capitol)”

South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season (DVD)

Twelve years into it, South Park still manages to be surprisingly fresh. Any argument against that statement is squelched with the third episode into this collection, “Major Boobage,” an homage to the classic stoner cartoon Heavy Metal thanks to cat urine. Sure the cartoons are still crudely drawn and the jokes even cruder, but let’s be honest you either think fourth graders saying “fuck” is funny or you don’t. Continue reading “South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season (DVD)”