VIDEO: Foals “Bad Habit”

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Bad Habit”

The band’s music may be more streamlined and accessible than ever, but its videos are not quite so linear. This is one way to make headlines out of a par album.

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VIDEO: Foals “Late Night”

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Late Night”

I’m coming around on this new Foals record, Holy Fire. The last one took me a long time to get into as well. It’s hard to get past my expectations for a particular style from them. Their debut, Antitdotes, was my favorite record of 2008. Both successive albums have veered off course from that astounding […]

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Foals: Neither Fiery, Nor Holy

February 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Foals: Neither Fiery, Nor Holy

This snippet from a quick Guardian review of the new Foals album exactly sums up my feelings on it after three listens: “Foals find themselves on their third album, trying to sound big rather than clever.” Yes, exactly. Too bad.

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VIDEO: Foals “Blue Blood”

October 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Blue Blood”

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VIDEO: Foals “Miami”

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Miami”

Uhh. This is an odd video treatment for Foals. Lots of sunshine and brightly colored outfits certainly tie in with my preconceived notions of Miami. And, I guess, if I think about it really hard, so do oiled up bodybuilders, some of whom may or may not be trannies. Still, a totally weird aesthetic for […]

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VIDEO: Foals “This Orient”

March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “This Orient”

Now with two new songs exposed, Foals’ follow-up to the masterful Antidotes may very well be a completely different animal. The hyper-kinetic tension that made songs like “Balloons” and “Red Sox Pugie” such infectious anthems is nowhere to be found. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The band is experimenting with mood, sound, and […]

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VIDEO: Foals “Spanish Sahara”

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Foals “Spanish Sahara”

From the makers of my favorite album of 2008 comes “Spanish Sahara”, the first taste of Foals‘ sophomore record, Total Life Forever, due out May 10 via Sub Pop. “Spanish Sahara” reveals the band utterly transformed. The progressive dance-punk of Antidotes is nowhere to be found here. Instead, the band has moved into a much […]

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