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Supermodel

Foster the PeopleAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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Foster The People came together in late 2009 when Mark Foster met band mates Cubbie Fink and Mark Ponitus through mutual friends in the Los Angeles music scene. Foster hailing from Cleveland, OH had been writing and recording music since his youth but it wasn’t until the three members came together that Foster’s music for the bands upcoming debut release, Torches, was ready for ... Read more in Amazon's Foster the People Store

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  • Audio CD (March 18, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00HUAP0NK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Supermodel is the highly anticipated new album from Foster The People featuring first single "Coming of Age." Produced by Paul Epworth, the globally influenced album is the follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2011 debut Torches.

Recorded in various locations around the world, Supermodel began as frontman Mark Foster and producer Paul Epworth set up a writing studio in a riad in Essaouira, Morocco at the end of 2012. "We didn't have any rules. We just created as much as we could in seven days," Foster recalls, "And in the spirit of wanderlust and discovery we ended up stumbling on the musical identity of what this record was going to feel like."

From Morocco the album continued to migrate with Foster and the band. Work continued at Woodshed Studios in Malibu, Henson Studios and Bronson Island in Los Angeles and was finished at Epworth's Wolf Tone Studios in London.

Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album Torches, featuring the #1 hit single "Pumped Up Kicks," which was declared "the year s anthem" by SPIN. Foster the People garnered three GRAMMY nominations for their monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Houdini."

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sophomore Effort from Foster The People March 19, 2014
Format:Vinyl
Like most of you, I loved Foster the People's Torches. It was such a fresh indie-pop record and it was one of my favorite albums of 2011. And also like most of you, I was scared that FTP would go through a sophomore slump with their new album. Fortunately, Supermodel is a great effort. They went for a harder alternative/psychedelic/rock sound rather than pop on this record, which might turn some of the people who liked their first album away. Mark Foster also showcases many influences with both his vocals and his music. I can hear traces of MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, The Beach Boys and Vampire Weekend. This isn't a bad thing, but the band had such a unique sound with their first LP, it's a little (just a little) disappointing to hear them go a different musical route.

Some of the highlights on this album:
"Are You Who You Want To Be?" - Really catchy opening track with a great beat. Gets stuck in your head easily.
"Coming of Age" - The album's lead single. I didn't really like it at first, but it's grown on me tremendously. It's very mellow and has the classic FTP sound.
"Pseudologia Fantastica" - Psychedelic influenced track with some great guitar work.
"Best Friend" - Probably the closest to Torches you'll get. Another fun track that reminds me of "Houdini" without the electronic sound.
"A Beginner's Guide to Destroying The Moon" - A pure rock song. Has some gritty, distorted guitar mixed with chopped up vocal loops and works out nicely.
"Fire Escape" - Beautiful song. Raw, emotional and intimate.

I would give Supermodel an 8/10 (or 4/5). If you're a Foster The People fan, you will most likely enjoy this record. It might take a little while to get used to the new sound, but in the end it will be worth it.

And for you vinyl heads, the vinyl is 180 grams and sounds great. Comes with a printed inner sleeve and a booklet containing artwork and lyrics for each track. I recommend it!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Zok
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"I'm really excited about the new Foster the People record. It's guitar-driven." - Mark Foster

It turns out Supermodel is another great Foster the People album that opts for more guitar and less electrosynth.

I've listened to Torches over 70 times, and I've listened to this album around 15 times now. There's a lot of reviews out there that say Supermodel is "bloated", but, no, don't believe them outright. Remember, part of the deal with FtP music is that you have to listen twice to really get and like the song. Pumped Up Kicks did that for Torches; it drew the crowd back for more. Unfortunately, this album doesn't have any situation like the breakout Pumped Up Kicks.

Supermodel is Foster's dive into making fun of fame, the irony of it all - "who says dreamers always get what they want", with a slightly different sound then Torches. Foster had to have known this - but in writing an album about greed and fame, he left himself open for many critics to attack Supermodel as the cliche lyrical writings of a new band's sophomore album.

With Supermodel, you'll hear Mark Foster play the acoustic (and electric) guitar A LOT more. Foster plays a lot more guitar, and less electrosynth. You'll hear psychedelic (as in sound effects, not electronic dance music). You're going to hear less of that electronic-psychedelic-with-humming that made Torches great (think Call It What You Want). That's not to say Supermodel isn't great, too. It just has a different sound.

In fact, the different sound is the only thing I can really see as a potential issue some old fans will have with this ablum.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Underrated Album of 2014. June 16, 2014
Format:Audio CD
Its nothing new to say that I was introduced to this magnificent band by their breakout single "Pumped Up Kicks" in 2011. I heard the song before it broke out and I just knew it was going to be a phenomenon. Then their debut album "Torches" was released shortly after. It was a good soundtrack for my weeks leading to my graduation from High School and the summer ahead. Many have called the sound of the album "Perfect Pop" and it was so unique. They sounded familiar yet different at the same time. The rest of the album proved that there was more to the band than just "Pumped Up Kicks". I couldn't wait for what they had in store for their next album. I was a fan. Well nearly 4 years after that classic album graced the world, they finally released a new single "Coming of Age" leading up to a new album. I liked the song, but like many, I found myself comparing it to their most popular song. It didn't become a huge hit outside of alternative radio sadly. Another song was released called "Psuedologia Fantastica" which had a psychedelic vibe. I brushed that song off as well at first. I'm disappointed in myself to say that I skipped on buying this album when it initially came out based on lackluster reviews. I previewed the songs and they didn't click right away for me enough to buy it. I had for the first time in a long time, trusted the critics without even giving it a chance and I regret that now. Months later, I heard the second official single "Best Friend" and I liked it immediately. I then began reading more reviews of the album out of curiosity to see if I had been wrong in dismissing it before. I began seeing a lot more positive reviews and then I listened to each song for the first time. I was impressed. So I finally gave in and purchased the album for the summer of 2014. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Foster the People
Not up to what I expected....oh well!
Published 2 days ago by Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just a couple good songs on it.
Published 6 days ago by Timothy M. Wirth
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, but just as good as the previous one.
I expected to hate, but now I like it better than the previous CD! From the first single and some of the press I really feared this group had made the same mistake MGMT made. Read more
Published 8 days ago by W. Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Stinks.........
Horrible Quilty can hardy hear it !!!!!
Published 8 days ago by Lawrence R. Sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars good record
came quick and what not sounds really nice it's just thicker than my other records not that that does anything to it
Published 10 days ago by Zachary Winalski
5.0 out of 5 stars great pop hook and children's chorus on "Best Friend"-awesome song
Tight band, great pop hook and children's chorus on "Best Friend"-awesome song!
Published 12 days ago by Jeffrey M Willis
4.0 out of 5 stars From a fan to a great pop band
I'll actually admit right away that I've only heard about half the songs but I wanted to write a review anyway. I love this band, I think they're doing great things. Read more
Published 12 days ago by soundstudio
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Torches!
Coming of Age, Best Friend, Ask yourself, Are You What You Want to Be? are all highlights. It's solid through and through, I personally like it more than their first album.
Published 12 days ago by jww
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I am really glad I bought this album. I fell in love with their first album Torches and have truly fallen in love with this one too. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Hope Hawkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Supermmodel is Super
Just as good as the first record
Published 15 days ago by Todd Matt
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