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Sleaper
May 26th 2011



3361 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This albums catchy as helllllllll.
Waste, and houdini are awesome tracks.
Fantastic review though, made me realise how much more id like this album if it was heading into summer here >

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Douglas
May 26th 2011



9096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

3 feels about right.

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AtavanHalen
May 27th 2011



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Band is so boring. Get nothing out of these guys.

ihopeuchoke
May 27th 2011



668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band is so fun. Commonow.

Nomad
June 4th 2011



247 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album answers the question that I'm sure has been on everyone's lips for some time now: 'Sure, Animal Collective are great, but what would they sound like as a Hall & Oates tribute act?'

Kiran
Emeritus
July 7th 2011



6001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

pumped up kicks is a total jam but i find the rest of this pretty disposable

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acorncheese
July 9th 2011



7119 Comments


Heard Pumped Up Kicks on NPR today along witha n interview with the singer. Very cool stuff. One of those songs that lots of
people have heard but have NO idea who plays it. Glad to finally know.

Tableshaveturned
July 11th 2011



59 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pumped Up Kicks is ridiculously catchy! I think the rest of the album is fairly solid, i think it's deserving of a 3.5. And these guys only started 2 years ago?! Fml.

JWT155
July 21st 2011



9213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Helena Beat is sooo catchy.

JWT155
July 21st 2011



9213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm officially addicted to this album.

Douglas
July 22nd 2011



9096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

4.5 whoa

G3N3R1C
July 24th 2011



1945 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm still really enjoying this. Rarely ever listen to it from beginning to end, but there's a ton of fun-as-hell songs on here.

jaykayy
July 27th 2011



3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is surprisingly very good. thought it would be the typical shallow indie pop album, but it has some depth. can't wait to see what else is next for these guys!

thatoneguy726
July 30th 2011



1632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Helena Beat is so so good. Thought that would be it, but the rest isn't bad at all. Probably a 4

thatoneguy726
July 30th 2011



1632 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Aw man, it double posted my above comment. Since there's no delete function, I'll provide some
diversity by typing this instead.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 11th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

While over-hyped LA indie-pop trio Foster the People struggle to top the 3 tracks from their lead-in self-titled EP, 'Torches' is still a fun & promising debut LP with genuine crossover appeal. Arguably a derivative mix of MGMT, Passion Pit & Phoenix, this well-produced album is filled with catchy, summery tunes whose falsetto-laden harmonies will have most tapping their feet & singing along, even if the lyrics are occasionally nonsensical. It does become a little repetitive as it progresses, so it will be interesting to see how well the band follow this up. Recommended Tracks: Pumped Up Kicks, Houdini, Helena Beat & Call It What You Want.

Steoandnoodles
August 17th 2011



2832 Comments


It's not bad. Not great either. My problem is that it isn't all too coherent. Still, I think they have potential.

JWT155
September 1st 2011



9213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album slays, shame it's being butchered/spoon fed to the mainstream

Steoandnoodles
September 1st 2011



2832 Comments


How is the album being butchered by the masses? That makes no sense.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think he means butchered to - not by - the masses. In other words; overplayed. Mumford the People. ;-)



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