Foolish Loving Spaces

Blossoms - Foolish Loving Spaces
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #658 / 809
User Score
Based on 143 ratings
2020 Ratings: #689
Liked by 3 people
January 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin EMI / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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Spill Magazine
I liked the album. It will get airplay and keep their fanbase growing. It’s slick, commercial and destined for success.

For the converts there’s enough familiarity and boundary pushing to justify continuing to invest in this band ... But for the doubters and sceptics still on the fence, this album might prove even more enjoyable and surprising. Only a fool would deny themselves this collection of big pop bangers.

Being loyal to the indie code of conduct can be hard these days, but Blossoms are doing a pretty good job. A young super-group who are growing at a fast pace, their third album is glorious, ambitious and fulfilling, and it can take the band to new places and...loving spaces.

'Foolish Loving Spaces' is Bloody Good Fun, and we defy anyone to not dream of festival season when they listen to it. Bucket Hats at the ready, readers, Stockport has done it again

Euphoric, danceable and smile inducing, this strong work is one of the purest and sweetest albums in a while, and from a band at the top of their game.

While this set is not as immediate as their first two albums, Foolish Loving Spaces winds up being the one that is most rewarding after repeat listens, an enjoyable, nostalgic ode to pure affection. Coolness be damned.

The Guardian

Ogden’s declarations of love become a little breathless by the end, and Romance, Eh? leans too far into drippy, good-boy 70s music, but the band’s marvellously uncool overhaul is endearing and well turned.


The main problem is there is little tonal shift making it all rather cloying, but if you like your pop super-sweet and synthy, fill your boots.

God Is in the TV

It’s transparent, its hideously overproduced, massively insincere and forgettable and for all bravado and real music pretence it’s labouring under, the truth is its just another very bland retro pop record and a bad one at that.

My first album review of 2020.

Foolish Loving Spaces is the third studio album by Stockport's very own Blossoms. I have been a big fan of Blossoms since their debut self-titled album released back in 2016, including seeing them live. Since then the band has derived from the indie-rock sound they went for back then, with them more recently in their sophomore album, Cool Like You opting to incorporate more synths into the mix. Foolish Loving Spaces is no exception and has seen the band continue ... read more
This is definitely Blossoms' most pinnacle 3rd album.
Foolish Loving Spaces is a much sensible, cohesive and good replay value then their previous album Cool Like You very much lacked (Still good, but this is better).
This is for sure, an album that needs revisiting this year.
There are some good tracks, decent tracks, and annoying tracks all spread out amongst one short record. So while it is pretty inconsistent, it has it's high moments and they are pretty enjoyable highs.

Decent 6/10
17-year-old me, back in 2012, would have enjoyed this album, the contemporary me, not so much. In a streaming reality, indie and power pop bands are everywhere which makes it harder to differentiate one band from another.

I don’t necessarily find Foolish Loving Spaces a bad album, but it feels generic, like something that has already been done (even worse when I think I could not distinguish this album songs from their previous works). There are some good hooks here and there, but this ... read more
It is a simple puppy love album, nothing exciting or remarkable.
Same old Blossoms sound.....
That's said, there's no bad song here, so it would be an enjoyable listen.
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Track List

  1. If You Think This Is Real Life
  2. Your Girlfriend
  3. The Keeper
  4. My Swimming Brain
  5. Sunday Was a Friend of Mine
  6. Oh No (I Think I’m In Love)
  7. Romance, Eh?
  8. My Vacant Days
  9. Falling for Someone
  10. Like Gravity
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Added on: October 3, 2019