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This review is from: Torches (MP3 Download)
Foster the People and 'Torches' is a nice enough album. Inoffesnsive, quality song writing but just ever so slightly bland or a bit too similar to other bands who have been around recently. Everyone mentions MGMT similarities and Passion Pit. These are two bands who did really get hyped based on a couple of songs and ultimately didn't really deliver. 'Pumped Up Kicks' everyone will know. 'Houdini' has been getting a bit of airplay also. I just feel that individually these songs are quite interesting but as a full album they start to sound the same and it becomes difficult to decipher which is which! All in, nowhere near unpleasant but also not the revelation being claimed in some spots. Worth a listen but I guess they may get forgotten about soon enough.