Foals - Antidotes
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #189 / 734
Year End Rank: #41
User Score
Based on 137 ratings
2008 Ratings: #59
April 8, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Foals / Dave Sitek / Producer
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Foals' debut, like many British records, trails clouds of homeland hyperbole, but it's harder than usual to cut through and get a fix on what exactly they do. Reviews have offered afropop, math rock, and techno as reference; the band members themselves cite Gwen Stefani and Steve Reich. Antidotes suggests these are mostly red herrings. Foals are squarely in a more recent and less exotic tradition-- the hi-gloss end of the post-punk revival: Think a more playful Bloc Party, a more measured Futureheads, a less heartfelt Maxïmo Park.

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Track List

  1. The French Open
  2. Cassius
  3. Red Socks Pugie
  4. Olympic Airways
  5. Electric Bloom
  6. Balloons
  7. Heavy Water
  8. Two Steps, Twice
  9. Big Big Love (Fig. 2)
  10. Like Swimming
  11. Tron
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patton, royalflush, wallver, Alex69, philthy
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