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Holy Fire
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on 4 November 2013
This is the review for the live CD and DVD, not the stand alone album.

Immediately disappointed that CD is not the 'Live' tracks featured on the DVD. A previous effort I recall having this format was Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album which included the live version of songs.

Don't get me wrong, I adore Foals and have seen them live so many times. And off the back of this, I would have loved to have seen a set list including live sets of Red Sock Pugie, Balloons and Spanish Sahara. I already have Holy Fire and so to find out that I had bought the album again when I already have it left me annoyed.

Holy Fire though, is an OUTSTANDING album...would have preferred the live recordings on this occasion.
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on 29 October 2013
A fabulous album. Foals are a great young band. There are so many reviews here that tell you how good the music is, and they're all true.

Foals strength is that their music is far more indie-pop in style than most of the new bands who try to produce perfect pop, so as much as I like the albums by bands like Bastille and The 1975, I think Foals are rawer, less like Coldplay and more likely to stand the test of time.

One key point if you're about to press the BUY button, take a look at the Deluxe version which is out now (28/10/13), and for a couple of pounds more you get a DVD too.
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This is the first Foals album I have bought, I actually found them by accident and I'm quite glad I have, this is the best album I've heard this year and it's never off, I play it in the car and I sometimes bring it in to the house and play it again. theres not many albums that I can just put on and listen to from start to finish. From the heavier 'inhaler' to the mellower 'bad habit' and 'late night', every tune is a classic. Who says its all been done before, get the foals, change your life!
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on 10 February 2014
This album was simply fantastic. I did have to wait awhile, as i had this shipped to the west coast of the US. I can't believe that Foals hasn't picked up enough fans to have albums in stores over here. Anyway, more abut the album. All the songs played fine, and it is performing exactly as you would expect an album to perform. The dvd played nicely and everything.

Rating the content, I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends that are in to this sort of music.
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on 5 June 2014
Great British band.. Great musicians, compositions and they get better each album.. Great live act also.. Thanks a big bunch..
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on 21 February 2013
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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on 5 April 2013
Crackin album, together with Antidotes and Total Life Forever, this will easily be the most listened to albums in my collection.

From beautiful songs that just wash over you, to tracks that make you want to jump around like a teenager on Haribo, the album has great range.

Had the pleasure of seeing them at Bristol in March, this is a band who enjoy what they do - and it shows
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on 18 March 2013
Great album from a fantastic band. I will not review it track by track, but try Inhaler for a start. Foals are like no other band, each track builds up to a crescendo of incredible noise. Best album of the year so far. Play the album as loud as possible, turn the volume right up.
By the way if you get chance, go and see Foals, they are actually much better live - a real class act.
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on 21 January 2014
It took me a few listens to get into it but now I just cannot stop listening to this album. I bought it on the strength of the singles but I think there are songs on the album which are just as good if not better. The production is fantastic. Every song is unpredictable and takes you by suprise with an unexpected melody or killer hook. One of the best albums I have heard in years.
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on 20 February 2013
Flood & Moulder's production shines through yet that's to the detriment of the band's own sound I'm afraid. Somewhere in the mix is the songwriting and sound that made Foals themselves but what totally dominates is Flood's production which is lovely yes, but somewhat soulless since we've heard it all before many times over. Further, whoever did the CD mastering has stonewalled it to the point that it is almost clipping. Of course Foals will sell millions of copies of this album and fill stadiums on the back of it. Job done. Commercial MOR rock at its most easy to consume ... and instantly forget.
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