11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Foster the People have touches of California sunbaked pop in their repertoire, but there’s also a dark Euro-disco groove lurking under the hooks of “Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls)” and the thick, goth-like wash of “Waste.” Singer Mark Foster plays and programs enough keyboards to give the songs a grand entrance, while other members contribute to the production to jazz up and space out tracks like “Miss You” and “Life On the Nickel.” “Warrant” works under an ambient haze. “Houdini” charges with an unforgiving groove, squeaky synths and a falsetto that reaches back to the ‘70s disco era.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Foster the People have touches of California sunbaked pop in their repertoire, but there’s also a dark Euro-disco groove lurking under the hooks of “Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls)” and the thick, goth-like wash of “Waste.” Singer Mark Foster plays and programs enough keyboards to give the songs a grand entrance, while other members contribute to the production to jazz up and space out tracks like “Miss You” and “Life On the Nickel.” “Warrant” works under an ambient haze. “Houdini” charges with an unforgiving groove, squeaky synths and a falsetto that reaches back to the ‘70s disco era.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.7K Ratings

9.7K Ratings

review999 ,

Fantastic

Lives up to the EP. A rare gem of a cd in an ocean of terrible music.

Mazzack ,

Wish

A wonderful album. Like MGMT, but less pretensious, like Passion Pit, but less annoying. Mark Foster has perfected the formula to perfect pop songs. Poetic lyrics that draw thought, but also honestly simple and candid lines too. My favorite line on the album is in "waste" at the end of the chorus he says "cuz I just really want to be with you." simple and consise yet oddly beautiful within the context of this song. Easily my favorite album in a long time.

adautojason ,

Excellent Album

Foster the People has impressed us all with their 3 song EP. Now they have released their full length album, 'Torches' which continues to impress us all. Its a great album. Definitely worth purchasing. Cant wait to see them live!

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