Torches (studio album) by Foster The People
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Torches is ranked as the best album by Foster The People.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Nothing special here really just a couple of great songs mixed in with quite an average batch that makes for a decent listen but nothing more than that. I just feel like I have heard this sound done before and I have heard it done better which makes this album feel really nullified for me. There isn't a lot of risks on here as well and the music is pretty safe and generic. This does lead to me craving something better by the time the record closes and the repetitive nature of the songs really took me out of the music. There are 2 or 3 great songs on here which stand out however and demonstrate the level the group can reach but they don't maintain this. Overall, a very inconsistent listen that feels a bit safe and doesn't really push any boundaries in its genre.
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).
Decided to listen this album after Pumped Up Kicks played on my 2016 playlist. I was not disappointed.
Interesting use of electronic music. 'Houdini' and 'Waste' are underrated songs.
Great pop album. Very catchy songs and very well crafted.
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.
One of the more enjoyable albums of the decade so far. If you like pop music, you'll probably like this one.
This album is like Vaseline smooth to the touch but perhaps a little too to leave an impression.
Pumped Up Kicks is my jam
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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