Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2)

Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Part 2)
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2019 Ratings: #129 / 634
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Based on 344 ratings
2019 Ratings: #633
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October 18, 2019 / Release Date
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Warner UK / Label
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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.


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.

The Observer

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


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.


It’s triumphant, exciting and eminently listenable.

Northern Transmissions

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


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


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.

The Skinny

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

Spectrum Culture

Part 2 succeeds by burning along the road with some of the biggest riffs of their career, but also ending with an expansive epic.


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.

Loud and Quiet

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


Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 doesn’t quite live up to the lofty benchmarks set by Part 1—or really any Foals record to date—but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to enjoy here. They’re of a one-track mind throughout, which can definitely make this record a bit of a slog to get through at times, but the peaks are just as high as anything the British rock band have released to date.

Whether or not they needed two full-length albums to fill up the dancefloor this time around is up for debate, but while Foals may be peddling a familiar product, there's no denying its efficacy.
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.

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.

No Ripcord
Straightforward, heavy Foals, and, disappointingly, almost nothing else.

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.

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
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
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

Achievement unlocked: two decent albums in one year that could easily have been one good album
This is definitely a lot more interesting than the previous part, but it's still not anything special.

So this is part 2 of Everything not Saved. Was it worth the wait? I guess so, I wasn't really super excited for this release, I mean I kinda liked the first part but it was meh to me, I was more wanting to see how this would hail in comparison and luckily, it's better, a lot better. So let's get into why. Starting from the beginning we have The Runner (technically it's Red Desert but it's ... read more
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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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Added on: January 10, 2019