La Futura, ZZ Top's 15th studio album and the group's first since 2003's Mescalero, was recorded at Foam Box Recordings in Houston and at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, and produced by Rick Rubin and the band's guitarist, Billy Gibbons. The album was recorded at a leisurely pace between tours over a four-year period, resulting in ten new tracks from the best little three-chord boogie band to ever come out of Texas.
Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The results] prove these guys are still bad, speeding along and with warmth, humor, mystery and funk."
Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With their grease-splattered riffs and salty wordplay 'Have A Little Mercy' and 'Chartreuse' rewind to the days before 1983's ELIMINATOR."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sound of a band re-energised, LA FUTURA is possibly the hard rock album of the year."