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OK but doesnt blow you away
on 26 August 2010
Antidotes was one of my fave albums of 2008 and the Foals subsequently became one of my fave bands but feel a little underwhelmed by the latest effort. Sure its a more mature sound than before but cant help but feel disappointed with some of the tracks on this album.
The album starts of strong with its strongest tracks 1-4 but then seems gradually lose it by the end. Maybe after the strong start I was looking for it to go a little more upbeat but I find the 2nd half of this album dull and failing to hit the spot. Maybe the point of this wasnt to produce a instant hit but tracks like 'This Orient', '2 Trees' and 'What Remains' just cause me to hit the skip button. I think the Foals at their best are able to produce catchey, quirky tunes, paying atention to strong instrumentals and choruses but all of this is sadly missing on the 2nd half of the album.