Foals, 'Total Life Forever' (Sub Pop)

6
Total Life Forever
Critical Mass
Label: Sub Pop

by Barry Walters

Most British bands get better as they get catchier. Not Foals. This quintet's strong suit is flailing like ten arms on a single synchronized body. The slower, more sincere follow-up to their tense, ultra-tight debut often minimizes beats and maximizes melody. But Foals aren't particularly personable songwriters or singers: Contrast the sub-Bloc Party verses and chorus of "After Glow" with the midsection where they flit about like fireflies getting frisky in a bonfire. Here's a case where the motion matters more than the meat.

?

BUY:

?iTunes?Amazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Wallwork & RZR — Mad Techno Invasion " 03:35
  • 2 Jenny Lewis — The Voyager " 03:31
  • 3 Wertheimer — Future - Move that Dope (Remix) " 04:30
  • 4 Roses — It's Over " 03:48
  • 5 Slaptop — Sunrise " 03:35
  • 6 Cassie Ramone — Hangin On " 02:54
  • 7 Rome Fortune — Lights Low (prod. by Four Tet) " 03:29

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA