Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2008 Ratings: #257 / 789
Year End Rank: #41
User Score
Based on 361 ratings
2008 Ratings: #85
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CRITIC REVIEWS

59
Pitchfork

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.

ibrokemylefttoe
88

I dated a Greek man once. Damn!

TheCarioca
70

The French Open - 4/5
Cassius - 3/5
Red Socks Pugie - 4/5
Olympic Airways - 4/5
Electric Bloom - 3/5
Balloons - 4/5
Heavy Water - 3/5
Two Steps, Twice - 3/5
Big Big Love (Fig. 2) - 5/5 ❤
Like Swimming - 3/5
Tron - 3/5

Z.Younk
75

Even though it came out when I was still in high school, I never heard this until possibly 2010, I don't remember for sure. I like the math rock and new wave elements used in their brand of dance punk here, the downtempo, chill tracks like "Olympic Airways" or "Heavy Water" would enter my playlists amidst Electronic, R&B, alternative hip-hop; the danceable beats really allow many of these cuts to fit seamlessly into the mix with various genres. Some mornings, in my ... read more

TheCarioca
70

The French Open - 4/5
Cassius - 3/5
Red Socks Pugie - 4/5
Olympic Airways - 4/5
Electric Bloom - 3/5
Balloons - 4/5
Heavy Water - 3/5
Two Steps, Twice - 3/5
Big Big Love (Fig. 2) - 5/5 ❤
Like Swimming - 3/5
Tron - 3/5

comradedelusion
30

made me not interested in math rock anymore

TryBananaPants
75

Finally getting around to Foals way too late. Gonna try to listen through all of their albums in order.

I really liked this. It’s a solid mix of indie rock and dance punk with some post punk elements there, and a lot of personality to it. Track-by-track it may be a bit too repetitive for my taste, but I really like the sound of it. Kinda feels like a grungier Two Door Cinema Club (yes I know these guys came first). It’s definitely been growing on me the more I listen to it, and ... read more

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