Antidotes

Foals - Antidotes
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2008 Ratings: #253 / 742
Year End Rank: #41
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Based on 213 ratings
2008 Ratings: #62
April 8, 2008 / Release Date
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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.

MiaWatterson
85
I love this so much! The energy, the danceability, it's so great!
Strangelightsyd
85
this is some serious slappage right here.
85
I love this so much! The energy, the danceability, it's so great!
CLJesse
85
Grows with every listen
Houdanny
81
Foals' full length debut is a standout among their discography, if not solely for the fact that they haven't even come close to replicating the sound and feel of this record. With a highly technical blend of math rock and indie-tronic soundscapes, they concocted one of the most dizzying and fast paced alternative albums of the late 2000's, and stands today as being one of my favourites from this era.

There's a pretty common instrumental theme on the album, those bubbly electronics and flurries ... read more
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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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