- Torches

Foster the People - Torches
CRITIC SCORE
63
Based on 16 reviews
2011 Rank: #716 / 872
USER SCORE
72
Based on
96 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

If you are searching for a sunshine-fuelled pop album for the summer, then your search is at an end.

70
Clash
OK, singer Mark Foster’s voice occasionally grates, and ‘Don’t Stop’ sounds a little too much like a bad Passion Pit cast-off. But otherwise, this is a feel-good hit of the summer.
60
Consequence of Sound

Though Torches is a ready-made summer album, its staying power is questionable.

60
Drowned in Sound

You can’t shake the feeling that Foster has simply stretched the party vibe over as many songs as he can before the momentum runs out.

versedaaron
NR
Far from the worst pop album I've heard, but is just very generic. Each song lacks an individual vibe. By the end of the album you are wondering was that really it?
Zkull
59
Loved this when it came out. Now it's completely forgettable. Fav songs: Helena Beat
Felindie
85
Fav Tracks: Pumped Up Kicks , Houdini , Call It What You Want
thethirdverse
73
The promising debut of Foster the People is a seamlessly flawless collection of thoughtful ballads and dark undertones disguised behind what sounds like a myriad of summery, feel-good singles.

best tracks: call it what you want, color on the walls, waste, i would do anything for you, houdini, warrant, broken jaw, pumped up kicks
MarkCooper
72
How can anyone deny this album's consistency?
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DETAILS

May 24, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 48 - Amazon
MISC LISTS
# 10 - NPR Listeners
Track List
  1. Helena Beat 
  2. Pumped Up Kicks 
  3. Call It What You Want 
  4. Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop) 
  5. Waste 
  6. I Would Do Anything For You 
  7. Houdini 
  8. Life on the Nickel 
  9. Miss You 
  10. Warrant