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Anyone else heard this yet? Bit of a let down.
put the two best tracks at the front of the album, release them as singles, then hopefully people will buy it.
i listened to it once on a low-quality illegal stream and that's enough for me to assess its merits and declare it a poor record.
my number is simply brilliant, and Inhaler isn't far behind, really hope the rest of the album is as good
Will buy it when it's out as Total Life Forever is one of my favourite albums of the past 10 years.
I think many of those who really enjoyed Total Life Forever like me, will be a bit let down.
It's not terrible - it's just not really much of anything. First disappointing album of the year for me.
few times until you write it off. Life was a bit of a grower.
have had a promo since december, havent felt that compelled to return to it.
two of which you will have heard already. Not a patch on TLF, I'm afraid.
Rest of it (except the singles) is instantly forgettable.
it makes me sad that Youthmovies aren't in their place instead.
Andrew from Youthmovies' new project. Pretty tasty, very different though:
Although Andrew put out some ambient/spoken word stuff under the name Plosives shortly after Youthmovies split up, which I thought he should have done more with.
It's a let down not a step forward into anything worth meriting and should be rightly declared as such.
yep okay sure
Wear that as a badge of honour you miserable fuck.
And you rightly declared him as such.
Goodness, if Foals have such petulant whiners for a fans, I actually feel sorry for them.
They're a talented band - they don't need people to defend them with cheap attempts at insult.
I'm the petulant whiner.
Pretty 'cheap' badge if that's all it takes to earn it.
However, this 'progression' has meant they have left behind most of the factors I loved about the band. No quirky riffs or crazy lyrics. I would've preferred a progression without leaving so much behind.
you douche-y melvin.
But then I sold it when I got a Telecaster, because then it was second best.
Not only is Holy Fire utterly sublime, it’s a record that’s been six years in the making. A record where Foals have focussed their many triumphs and missteps into one cohesive statement. Trace ‘Inhaler’s surge of grungey scuzz back to its roots and you’ll find Yannis Philippakis screaming “cosine waves" as ‘Mathletics’ reaches its chaotic climax. Add a righteous wave of life-affirming positivity to ‘Miami’s searing funk and ‘My Number’ fizzles into life. Even ‘Moon’ is ‘Alabaster’ reincarnated as a more melancholic beast.
foals are a different band to what they were on antidotes. get over it.
besides refusing to rehash the renowned modern classic that is Antidotes.
total life forever completely changed my opinion of them. it's amazing. as is my number.
inhaler however I can't stand. I think it sounds like Muse.
Milk & Black Spiders is probably the best song I've heard this year.
Slightly annoyed that it could've easily been flawless, but 'Inhaler' and 'Providence' are shite. No worries, though, i've deleted those, and now it stands up to most stuff. That run from 'My Number' through to and including 'Milk & Black Spiders', blimey.
Best thing i've heard this year so far, definitely.
And I still like it, but feel it will grate on me. By comparison, My Number sounds like a slightly-less good Miami, but I also think it will grow on me.
Overall enjoying it so far, though why would you "delete" those songs? Just make an "amended album" playlist.
But I think the whole album is very good. It's Foals being Foals, but a little bit better than last time.
Bad Habit might be the best thing they have done.
It was really, really good.
It's a good album but it's got nothing on TLF. I personally think stepson is a pointless song as it has little impact being the second last song, they should of thought about rearranging tracklisting.
Especially milk and black spiders
Anyone else a bit disappointed with the production? All mids? Lack of clarity/detail. Some tracks are particularly mushy sounding
It's fucking excellent.
It's really standard, boring rock music. Yannis's voice is actually worse than it was originally which I can't quite believe, and that My Number track is just a weaker version of their MTB-aping days.
I was saying I have to agree. Definitely generic.
remains largely unaltered. First 3 or 4 tracks are ok but second half, in particular, is bland. The lyrics are also borderline banal at times. Shame, I do like the first two albums.
with a lot of british indie nowadays I just find it to be really really boring.
When I think back in the last 20 years we have had bands such as MBV, FSA, Slowdive, Add N To X, Broadcast, Stereolab, Bark Psychosis, Tindersticks etc. Who were all great, but they managed to make great pop music without sounding MOR. But the new wave such as Foals just seems really dull and uninspired.
But what I like about them is that they have their own 'sound' compared to a lot of mainstream indie acts and I sort of get lost in the haze of it all. They remind me of some of those bands in the respect that they try stuff out on their albums and it's not always 100% great, but always intriguing and different.
Still haven't entirely decided what I think of it as a whole yet, but I think some of the best, biggest songs they've ever written are on there. Inhaler, My Number, Late Night and Bad habit are all huge. It's the most mature and wholesome they've ever sounded, I think.
Seems to have a mix of a watered down Total Life Forever tracks, and some of their best to date. I enjoyed the second half of the album a lot more to the first. Milk and Black Spiders to Mon has a lovely run.
Everyone should just listen to this instead, it's basically a better version of the same song without the shitty vocals.
That was incredible, I've never been sure on Foals but that song's just become my favourite track of the year so far after seeing that.
And that's not just because it's been the only "new" track to my ears. Sounds dangerously good live