Torches (studio album) by Foster The People

Torches by Foster The People
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-05-23
Overall rank: 906th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 529 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2011 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (906th)
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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: 
72/100 (from 529 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.6/100, a mean average of 70.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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65/100
From 01/08/2022 21:43
Brilliant album. So consistent - there are no weak songs. Other than the obviously brilliant Pumped Up Kicks, my personal favourite is Warrant (very underrated, love the bass).
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From 03/23/2021 17:03
Decided to listen this album after Pumped Up Kicks played on my 2016 playlist. I was not disappointed.
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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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