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Holy Fire [VINYL]

Foals Vinyl
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Detroit. Willesden. Olympos, on the Greek island of Karpathos. “The inside of our skulls”. These are the places that make up Holy Fire, Foals third album, their most direct and fully realised album yet. Foals have stepped up from, as Yannis puts it, "songs for indie clubs" to something much, much bigger. Their third album might not sound like Depeche Mode or Nine Inch ... Read more in Amazon's Foals Store

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  • Vinyl (11 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B00A8OQBD8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Prelude
2. Inhaler
3. My Number
4. Bad Habit
5. Everytime
6. Late Night
Disc: 2
1. Out Of The Woods
2. Milk & Black Spiders
3. Providence
4. Stepson
5. Moon

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Third studio album by the British indie band. The album features the singles 'Inhaler' and 'My Number', the latter of which debuted on BBC's 'Later... with Jools Holland'. The album debuted in the UK Albums Chart at #2 and received a great critical reception.

BBC Review

Foals’ moniker made perfect sense in the mid-00s. Their early singles were spindly affairs, capable of kicking out but occasionally awkward of movement. The Oxford five-piece swiftly suffered restrictive pigeonholing: “math-rockers” never had much of a chart-busting ring to it.

So much buzz and hype – enough to drown most bands. But Foals’ debut, 2008’s Antidotes, held firm against any backlash, and 2010’s Total Life Forever successfully expanded their palette of (largely leftfield) influences. A Mercury Prize nomination was just reward.

Today, they’re less a fumbling creature finding its feet and more the tremendous elephant in the live room - truly, they've become a huge-sounding proposition. Foals were already a mainstream presence; now, they’ve made an album properly reflecting that status. Arena tours should await them.

Holy Fire’s lead tracks, Inhaler and My Number, comprise tone-setters for this slickly realised set, which focuses on instant-click compositions over consciousness-creepers. That both sound enormous may have everything to do with Alan Moulder and Flood’s production – and if not, their presence can’t have hurt.

These insights into a more traditional rock aesthetic are ultimately catalogue highs. They showcase the right manner of group maturity, embracing the core of today’s commercial rock market while retaining traces of trademark twitchiness. It’s a perverse progression: two steps backwards to leap into an unwritten future.

Late Night is a slow-burner that brilliantly erupts in its final third. Of similar design is Milk & Black Spiders, which will be a standout moment of the band’s live set when it, too, bursts with intoxicating vibrancy at its climax, strings rushing into the mix. Stepson and Moon are more delicate affairs, sequenced to impress considerably at the album’s end.

Yannis Philippakis’ lyricism could be dizzyingly cryptic before, but here he’s focusing on identifiable themes: love, friendship, distance, travel. Metaphors are less messy, the language streamlined. He sings with tenderness when necessary, and has developed a satisfyingly gruff roar, best employed on Inhaler.

Holy Fire is somewhat hamstrung by Bad Habit, a peculiar hybrid of The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition and Mumford & Sons. It lacks the singular spark that makes this band’s best cuts stand boldly from the crowd. Prelude, too, will likely lose the battle against the skip button.

But such quibbles are minor. The kids – which Foals were at their outset – have grown up splendidly. You might say they’ve become a true thoroughbred outfit, if such linguistic horseplay was your thing.

--Mike Diver

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Fire 22 Jun 2014
By Elysia
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This album and the band itself made 2013 for me. I originally only found Inhaler by chance on YouTube recommendations, and haven't looked back since. The album goes from strength to strength and I constantly change my favourite tracks after many replays. Stand out tracks at the moment are Late Night and Inhaler. This album would suit perfectly to most music lover's collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aamzing 14 Feb 2013
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Fantastic album. Started following the Foals a couple of years ago after going to a gig, and loved them since. Recently saw them where they played a few songs from this album, and immediately knew i had to get it. Best album tracks are Late Night and Providence. if you listen to My Number, make sure you have your speakers / headphones turned up to as loud as they possibly go. I'd recommend this album to anyone who has the ability to listen, and likes music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab!!! 24 April 2014
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I absolutely love this CD every song is brilliant..very easy to listen to.. I would highly recommend anyone buying it..
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Holy Five! 21 Feb 2013
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A fine body of work that connects more immediately than on previous albums but still has the strength in depth to reward you further on repeated listens. Foals trademark hooks and querky beats are still very evident but this time around they seem more effortlessly achieved. I've been playing it everyday since the day of its release...and they say albums aren't what they used to be!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Album 8 Jun 2014
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This is a good CD fo those looking to explore the Foals and their music. Those who like Mogwai may enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 5 Jun 2014
By Jim
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Great British band.. Great musicians, compositions and they get better each album.. Great live act also.. Thanks a big bunch..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy and listem 22 May 2014
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This album is great, I bought it summer 2013, my sound track to that summer, driving to cricket with the hood down! Still listen to it in the car every Sunday, and now it's May '14. It just keeps getting better and better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 13 April 2014
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My daughter was so pleased with this cd/dvd. It was great value and it was the only place I could find this item. I will be using this site again. The item was delivered quickly as well.
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