Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2)

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2)
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2019 Ratings: #108 / 586
User Score
Based on 246 ratings
2019 Ratings: #447
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
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Warner UK / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

Not only a fittingly accomplished conclusion to their most adventurous and masterful project to date, ‘Part 2’ is also a thoroughbred belter of a record and utterly complete album in its own right.

100
DIY

Overall ‘ENSWBL, Part 2’ picks up the baton of its predecessor and sends it surging to the finish line, leaving Foals legions ahead of their competitors.

100
The Observer

It’s the knockout closing pair that illuminate the band’s mastery of dynamics, unbearabletension and cathartic release.

90
Clash

Best listened to with the context of Part 1, the way Part 2 rounds the 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' era off makes for the argument that this is Foals' most accomplished body of work to date.

90
Gigwise

It’s triumphant, exciting and eminently listenable.

90
Northern Transmissions

It’s world conquering, it’s ambitious and it’s brave.

88
Sputnikmusic

As both a standalone piece and as a counterpart to its predecessor, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 is a towering achievement.

80
Dork

More muscular, even their more pretentious moments feel deliberate and decisive. Whatever the new model becomes, Foals are a band who thrive in the seas of change. Reliably brilliant.

80
The Skinny

They’ve been one of the biggest bands in Britain for a while now – and finally, they truly sound like it.

70
Exclaim!

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost — Part 2 is at once a satisfying and boundary-pushing listen from a band that sound hungry over a decade into their career.

70
Loud and Quiet

The best accomplishment from this two-part thriller is Foals’ lack of hamstrung attempts at evolution.

60
The Guardian

All of this is well done. The album’s problem, such as it is, lurks in the gulf between its advance billing and its contents.

60
The Independent

Like a popcorn disaster movie, the album is full of adrenaline, and yet doesn’t stick in the mind long after you’ve finished with it.

57
Pitchfork

Mostly it continues the now-standard Foals album formula, dividing its tracklist into Aggressive, Funky, and Somber. It’s not a complement to its predecessor so much as just another collection of Foals songs.

Aoaystheory
83
Foals continue their practically unstoppable run of great records, this being the second good release in the same year!

Honestly, I don't understand any of the hate that this album is getting. Frankly, I truly don't get the general lukewarm rating and reviews this band gets as a whole. They tour non-stop, their sound is original in that no band captures what they do, and they have NEVER put out a shit record. I seen these guys live on the tour for Pt. 1 and its up there for my favorite ... read more
RakkSmells
79
It might not be as adventurous or as fun as Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 1), but what Part 2 does offer is a more Alternative Rock sound that feels much heavier than their previous albums, and most of the time it's pretty good. The sound of the album is more energetic and some tracks just rock the hell out (especially Black Bull), and when it does take a slower turn it's very pleasing and works well. There's a lot in this album I enjoy, and while some tracks aren't as great and while ... read more
Cosmilk
68
Note to self: assume any part 2 to an album from here on out really just means B-sides. This will prevent future disappointments :(
Plats
84
The second half of "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost" is a worthy conclusion to the first. It's not as adventurous as that album and the interludes aren't that intriguing, but it's definitely a more aggressive take on the sound with some great production, tight songwriting and excellent instrumentation.

Fav Tracks: The Runner, Into the Surf, Neptune, Black Bull, Wash Off, Dreaming Of

Least Fav Track: Red Desert

Score:
8.4
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Bjartolini
67
Achievement unlocked: two decent albums in one year that could easily have been one good album
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Track List

  1. Red Desert
  2. The Runner
  3. Wash Off
  4. Black Bull
  5. Like Lightning
  6. Dreaming Of
  7. Ikaria
  8. 10,000 Feet
  9. Into the Surf
  10. Neptune
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