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Antidotes

21 Mar. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Having first heard Foals a while back, I was instantly drawn to their music. I downloaded a few demos last year before all the hype started and was really impressed.Their use of multiple layers and time signatures leaves the listener slightly confused but ultimately amazed.
The only thing wrong with the album is prodction. The whole point of Foals' music is that it is multi layed and raw, and this album has lost some of that. Seeing them live will really make the listener appreciate them fully. Personally I dont like the use of saxaphone, and many of the songs have changed drastically from the original demos, mainly being mellowed out.

The 2cd version is the better deal, you get live recordings, which show what the main album was getting at, it just couldnt quite get there

Overall a good album for someone that is tired of typical indie and who wants to be absorbed into something very different.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Here's a minor prediction for the musical year -- the Foals just might be the Next Really Big Thing in indie-rock.

Yeah, someone says that about a fledgling band every year, sometimes more than once. But this little Oxford band has what it takes, and "Antidotes" is a gloriously energetic debut album -- mellow, bright rock'n'roll that makes you dance and bounce, yet has some postrock spaciness, nimble electronics and clever funky twists to keep things interesting. And it actually gets better as it goes on.

It opens on a relatively simple note -- "The French Open," an jazzy-funky little pop intro that periodically erupts into solid dancy rock. "Un peu d'air sur la terre/D'air sur la/D'air sur la/D'air sur la terre!"

With that as the intro, they leap wholeheartedly into the cocky, rollicking "Cassius," with its muscular riffs and confusingly jabby lyrics ("Cassius, it's over! You're second best!"). And with "Red Sock Pugie," we get another catchy indie-rock melody -- but wrapped in a shimmering post-rock blanket, riddled with kettle drums.

And most of the songs that follow linger somewhere between those two styles -- ringing circling pop with convulsing violins, moody rock tunes, fast funky dance music, fast-moving spacey tunes with airy fantastical lyrics, and a shimmering pop anthem in "Big Big Love (Fig. 2)."

The Foals seem to wind down the album with the catchy "Like Swimming," a little instrumental that sounds like eavesdropping on a tropical pool party. Then they yank you back up for the final song "Tron," a dark little rocker with tight, muscular instrumentation and chirruping guitars.
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So inventive, cool, and how the instruments / instruments sound and play together in such a funky, swinging, upbeat, offbeat way, it just jives the funk out of me... cant wait to see these live... the bass and drums are just addictive to hear in this band... of course characterized by the selfless guitaring that allows the music to funk its way through to the listener... what more can I say, brilliant lyrics, cool, gentle and timely..... what a great band !!! I am going to see these as many times as I can live !!!
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I just wanna listen and listen and listen to this amazing 46 minute segment of jerky,twitchy,intense funk-rock.
Foals build tracks on millipedes legs of jittering riffs and notes,while the synths lay a solid base of melody and colour to the rantings and yelps of the vocalists.
I'm sure some of this has been done before, the trebly jazzy guitars and the smooth,dextrous basslines seem familiar,but this is a fresh blast of art-pop form 2008 and seems to get better at every listen,superb
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Having first heard Foals a while back, I was instantly drawn to their music. I downloaded a few demos last year before all the hype started and was really impressed.Their use of multiple layers and time signatures leaves the listener slightly confused but ultimately amazed.
The only thing wrong with the album is prodction. The whole point of Foals' music is that it is multi layed and raw, and this album has lost some of that. Seeing them live will really make the listener appreciate them fully. Personally I dont like the use of saxaphone, and many of the songs have changed drastically from the original demos, mainly being mellowed out.

The 2cd version is the better deal, you get live recordings, which show what the main album was getting at, it just couldnt quite get there

Overall a good album for someone that is tired of typical indie and who wants to be absorbed into something very different.
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Not my usual fare and took a few listens to get into, but will definitely buy the next album aswell. Read the first guy's review for the full-on, I know what I'm talking about, arty sort of stuff. I just liked it. A lot.
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What's everyone complaining about? Why are they saying its a disappointment? O.K i'll admit that its not a one-listen pure pop album, but after a few listens there's really not a record on this that i don't think would be able to be released as a single. The best part about it is the feeling you get of moving along with the band, progressing from the beginning to the end, i generally feel that most peoples music taste and horizons will be changed and expanded after a good few listening of this debut. If you've seen them live or ever met them you'll realize that they defiantly feel that they're all about the live performances, and recreating this on an album would be impossible and create horrific results of beautiful songs. So they decided to go down a much cleaner, refined and go full out and throw in some extras, like the horns and sax. Overall it creates a stunning album that, I'm sure although many attempts will never be replicated.
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