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Torches (album) by Foster The People

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Torches
Torches by Foster The People (2011)
Release date: 2011-05-23
Overall rank: 912th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 480 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2011 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (91st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (912th)

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Foster The People bestography

Torches is ranked as the best album by Foster The People.

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Torches ratings

Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 480 votes)
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85/100
06/11/2019 02:54
69/100
 
90/100
06/05/2019 18:09
83/100
 
85/100
06/04/2019 21:21
91/100
 
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05/26/2019 06:52
54/100
 
65/100
05/25/2019 23:03
69/100

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Rating:  
80/100
Great pop album. Very catchy songs and very well crafted.
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Rating:  
80/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
This album is like Vaseline smooth to the touch but perhaps a little too to leave an impression.
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Rating:  
55/100
Pumped Up Kicks is my jam
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Rating:  
60/100
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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Rating:  
60/100
From nitomano
Favoritas: Pumped Up Kicks, Houdini, Waste
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Rating:  
80/100
Album came at a perfect time culturally.
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Rating:  
75/100
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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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Rating:  
65/100
Album starts off good, but about halfway through it starts to get repetitive and less interesting. Has some good indie pop hooks throughout.
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60/100
From mil23
It's catchy and easy to listen to, but doesn't really have much else to offer.
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