Foster the People - Supermodel
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2014 Ratings: #818 / 845
User Score
Based on 231 ratings
2014 Ratings: #396
March 18, 2014 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
A.V. Club

Even with the variation in styles—or perhaps because of this disparity—unlike Torches, Supermodel doesn’t have instant stickability. Instead, it is a slow grower. It’s worth it though, so be patient.

70
AllMusic

The band's 2014 sophomore album, Supermodel, finds Foster and company sticking to their winning pop formula, while evincing a more organic, less claustrophobic studio sound. 

60
Paste

With Supermodel, Foster the People haven’t jumped the shark—they’ve just made it shinier.

50
Spin

The songs suck, which is odd, because the formula has not dramatically changed.

exception
86
yes, this is different than ftp's debut, however it is better. it lacks poppy radio hits, but has deeper and slower songs that give Supermodel the character that Torches didn't have. i wasn't expecting the A$AP Rocky sample, but it really added to beginner's guide. overall, this may be labeled as a sophomore slump, but this LP has some really different and excellent music.
fav tracks: pseudologia fantastica, the truth, a beginner's guide to destroying the moon
least fav tracks: fire ... read more
MinatoArisato
35
Painfully boring and generic indie pop. There is none of the charm and character here that Torches held.

Best Track: A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon
Worst Track: The Truth
SurfySteveman
60
*smokes precisely one (1) "marijuana" bong* "ok guys, let's make some boring ass music!"
"epic!"
"aw yeah!"
SirBarxAL0T
82
Serves as a great listen. The album features some clever songwriting. The vocals may not be the greatest, but are decent. There is a variety in the use of instruments as well. It is a slow grower that takes a few listens to find catchy, but is worthwhile (at least to me). It becomes a great album that does not fail to serve as an easy listen. Simply put, I think it is a heavily underrated album.
Gresh854
50
Hmm.
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Track List

  1. Are You What You Want to Be?
  2. Ask Yourself 
  3. Coming of Age
  4. Nevermind 
  5. Pseudologia Fantastica
  6. The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones
  7. Best Friend
  8. A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon
  9. Goats in Trees
  10. The Truth
  11. Fire Escape
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