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Total Life Forever

FoalsAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Detroit. Willesden. Olympos, on the Greek island of Karpathos. “The inside of our skulls”. These are the places that make up Holy Fire, Foals third album, their most direct and fully realised album yet. Foals have stepped up from, as Yannis puts it, "songs for indie clubs" to something much, much bigger. Their third album might not sound like Depeche Mode or Nine Inch ... Read more in Amazon's Foals Store

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  • Audio CD (June 15, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B003H8WSLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,265 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Antidotes, the acclaimed debut album by UK quintet Foals, won them attention, and the opportunity to evolve in a space of their own. Two years on from that impressive introduction, Total Life Forever is the sound of a band settling into and surveying the decay of old protocols. Written primarily in the basement of their Oxford HQ and recorded in Gothenburg, Total Life Forever is an album as persuasive emotionally as Antidotes was physically.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best band from this century, thus far September 30, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This band is brilliant. You can tell by their music that they are quite conscientious of what they are doing every step of the way in the song making process. With that said this isn't Antidotes part II, this is better than that. This is less dance and more music. (Sorry I am not down with the names of different music types. ie post-punk, modern-what ever).

If you loved Antidotes because it is great music you should like this one as well. If you loved the dance music you may be disappointed, but I do recommend it to all of those who truly embrace great music done well. If you like Antidotes because of the 80s feel, you may like some songs on Total Life Forever, like Miami.

I honestly can not stop listening to this album, just as the case with Antidotes. The music is done perfectly and the lyrics are more open on this album. Some say on Antidotes they were hiding the meanings of their songs behind poetry. I say all poetry is up to interpretation so who cares about that. I do love this band and think we are only witnessing the beginning of what these guys will do. Finally for me a band worth being in the league of Radiohead. Of course time will only tell if they will give us music worthy of being in that league, but I dare say they are on their way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foals, went to deepest of the ocean February 26, 2013
By Edmundo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is one of the intresting bands of this generations,Their genere is new wave, with some math rock, more likely. All songs are quite deep base on the "Total Life Forever" concept ,kind of athing.Some of the songs descripts as a melanchoical , unsustified, and betrayel.However, all the songs had depest sounds as a sci-fi-experimentation. and the melody's are well develop. Even for the best critic-musician can agree in musical richness. Coolest song are Miami,Spanish Sahara, Total Life Forever.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year Candidate June 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Wow. How to describe this album. Much more thought out than the first. More mellow at times. Recognizable as Foals, but with a distinct air of cohesiveness and maturation that was not there before. I'm struggling for comparisons...One thing I like is that the album seems to have been created as a whole album..all the tracks fit and create a sense of meaning to the work as a whole. It's in the realm of a Talk Talk Spirit of Eden in terms of how all of the tracks fit together. One possible signpost might be the new Jack Penate album...mines similar territory a bit. great, great album that will stay with me for a while. Spiritual, deep lyrics too.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful head trip! June 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
"Blue blood" opens Foals new CD and you'd be forgiven for thinking you were listening to Vampire Weekend. The song is groovy Bass- heavy Rock with trilling soukous guitar. Produced this time around by Luke Smith (formerly from Alt Rock band Clor, their debut was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek), where "Antidotes" was a more electronic Dance/Rock affair, "Total life forever" is groovier with a loose feel.

"Miami' finds lead singer Yannis Philippakis sounding all Robert Smith-like on a catchy midtempo groove. The Dancey title track with chanted vocals sounds like Foals of yore. The stomping "Black gold" features choppy riffs and haunting harmonies with a euphoric climax. "The future is not what it used to be" sings Philippakis in a new found croon.

It's tough to pick a standout really, the almost 7 minute-long epic ballad "Spanish sahara" (with a slow building intro, increasing in tension before exploding into life towards the end), the frantic "This Orient" (with dizzying guitars), the piano interlude "Fugue", "After glow" (starts off as a ballad, leading to stomping Disco-tinged climax), the falsetto sung "Alabaster" (which starts off elegiac, building to a ballad with crunching/fuzzy beats), "2 trees" (with a floaty feel), and closing atmospheric ballad "What remains", everything thrills.

As good as their debut was, this is even more ambitious and wide screen. A wonderful head trip!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surpasses "Whatever Came Before" May 9, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
This album really is tops. The musicianship is impressive, the production is as good as it gets, and the emotion stuns you every time you hear it. [Their live show is pretty amazing as well] The track 'Afterglow' really stands out as the favorite here but all of them are incredible excluding the song 'This Orient'; it's not terrible by any means but it seems entirely out of place on this album (a purely subjective opinion) and would have been a more appropriate b-side. It can't be stated enough how perfect the production is on this album. It's like every part of every instrument is precisely where it should be and couldn't possibly work any other way; kudos Mr. Smith. After obtaining this on vinyl at their live show, I am convinced that it was made to be played on a record player. The guitars sound incredibly warm and the bass is HUGE and perfect. This album deserves to be purchased, no question.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the Foals May 15, 2014
By G1u2e3
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Consistent throughout the album with great sound. Would recommend to anyone who loves a good tempo. Vocals are great as usual.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Foals and Jogging - It Just Works. November 10, 2013
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I really love this album. I listen to it alot while jogging, it just seems to work in that situation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Thing Since Speaking in Tongues August 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This album Total Life Forever is one of my favorite albums of all time. Blue Blood just sucked me in right away. The title track Total Life Forever sounds very familiar to the Talking Heads rhythmically and vocally. The same goes for Black Gold another one of my favorites. Incrediby solid album start to finish. Highly recommend for fans of Talking Heads, Autolux, Queens of the Stone Age, Dinosaur Jr, Wire, New Order and XTC.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
The greatest band out right now. This is a masterpiece. Great guitar album. Go see them live when they come to your town you will not be disappointed.
Published 16 months ago by Harley Hensley
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
excelente album llego en tiempo no hubo necesidad de reportarlo, con un buen embalaje, todo llego muy bien una exceletne compra que definitivamente recomiendo
Published 16 months ago by joseline
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting piece of music
Atmospheric and moody but they don't sound like everybody else. The guitar interplay is interesting: sometimes funky and sometimes brooding. Read more
Published 18 months ago by James G McPherrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Work Men!
Love this album! I plan to buy all albums released buy the Foals in the future. They are one of my favorites.
Published 18 months ago by Andrea Smithers
3.0 out of 5 stars So much potential...
I want to love this album but just about every other song channels that awful, 80's fringe-rock vocal whining that makes me cringe. The band sounds good... Read more
Published 18 months ago by V. Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable indie album from start to finish.
We all know there are a million indie bands out there. Some do the genre's hype justice and some just sound like every other band thats ever been popular. Read more
Published 20 months ago by daftchild89
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Foals, you can't go wrong.
Great follow-up album to Antidotes. Everything about antidotes musically was so robotical with the tightness of the recording, but on Total Life Forever you get all of the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kdub
5.0 out of 5 stars They almost did it
For their second album, Foals wanted perfection. I believe they pretty much did it. I love how it isn't their first album and they grew so much as muscians and for Yannis, a poet. Read more
Published on July 20, 2012 by Robyn Ousby
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute and perfect
Great Album,I am glad it came with free digital copy! sounds even better on Vinyl! will definately buy more vinyl from Foals
Published on June 18, 2012 by Everywhere
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