Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #86 / 421
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
1991 Ratings: #35
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There's no earthly way of knowing •
Which direction we are going. •
There's no knowing where we're rowing •
Or which way the river's flowing. •
Is it raining? •
Is it snowing? •
Is a hurricane a blowing? •

Not a speck of light is showing •
so the danger must be growing. •
Are the fires of hell a glowing? •
Is the grisly reaper mowing? •
Yes! The danger must be growing •
For the rowers keep on rowing. •
And they're certainly ... read more
This album was ahead of its time. Even if he'd been published this decade - he wouldn't sound outdated. there are moments it reminds me of El Perro Del Mar.
fun and melancholy
While the band has a unique sound, for a 15-track album, "Forbade Alpha" doesn't have nearly as many stand out tracks as it should, to be an enjoyable listen.

Highloghts: "Only Love Can Break Your Hurt", "Nothing Can Stop Us"
St. Etienne is an English pop band that I find quite original and interesting. The name of the band comes from the football club "AS Saint-Etienne", a French club that I know cause I'm French. The debut album of Saint-Etienne is their best album. "Foxbase Alpha" really offers beautiful melodies and catchy rhythms. The piano is really catchy and dance club in this album. Good work!

Best track: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
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Added on: April 20, 2013