Torches (album) by Foster The People

Torches
Torches by Foster The People
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-05-23
Overall rank: 781st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 501 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2011 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (111th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (781st)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 501 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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80/100
From 08/27/2019 17:27
Interesting use of electronic music. 'Houdini' and 'Waste' are underrated songs.
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80/100
From 09/08/2018 06:01
Great pop album. Very catchy songs and very well crafted.
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80/100
From 05/06/2018 12:27
Not really an indie fan, but some good indie pop songs on it. "Houdini" and "waste" are great, but "Pumped Up Kicks" is a classic.
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From 02/03/2018 04:09
One of the more enjoyable albums of the decade so far. If you like pop music, you'll probably like this one.
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80/100
From 12/30/2017 00:52
This album is like Vaseline smooth to the touch but perhaps a little too to leave an impression.
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45/100
From 12/18/2016 01:16
Pumped Up Kicks is my jam
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60/100
From 11/08/2016 21:27
It's pretty repetitive in the latter part of the album and comes across and relatively average indie rock, but it has a few really great tracks that make it stand out amongst the crowd. Definitely a strong listen through the whole thing, however, as it has the propensity to soar when it wants to.

Key Cuts: Pumped Up Kicks, Houdini, Helena Beat
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60/100
From 07/21/2016 03:59
Favoritas: Pumped Up Kicks, Houdini, Waste
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80/100
From 05/11/2016 03:30
Album came at a perfect time culturally.
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75/100
From 04/15/2016 17:42
Something is very wrong with the way people rate on this site, when this album is rated as 71, while the average rating of the songs is 81.

And it's not the only example of how the average of the songs is much higher than the album rating itself.
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