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Old 11-11-2018, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Foster The People's Sacred Hearts Club

Indie band Foster the people came back after a three year hiatus with their album Sacred Hearts Club, which sounds completely different from their first album, Torches, which had an overall happy mood, whereas Sacred Hearts Club provides a slightly darker tone, but not as dark as the album before it, Supermodel. The opening track, Pay The Man, is a great start to a wonderful album. Mixing Electro with R&B, FTP frontman Mark foster lies down the lyrics to the track perfectly, one of the lyrics being: "The deaf man heart what the mute man said, then they all followed where the blind man lead". IMO, this is the most meaningful lyric I've ever heard. The track is stellar and is definitely worth a listen. The next two tracks, Doing it for the Money and Sit Next to Me, sound extremely radio friendly, (one of them was a hit for a while, actually!) as they mix Electro with pop-like vocals, which ended up with a great result. The 4th track, and technically title track, SHC, starts with a guitar riff before moving to the first verse, where Mark Foster sings in a slightly-higher pitched voice than the other 3 tracks. The opening guitar riff is played throughout the song, whenever the chorus is reached. I Love My Friends is a pop-rock song about how the singer's friends constantly act like idiots, like the lyrics show. Orange dream, the second shortest song on the album, is... odd, to say the least. it has a more psychedelic vibe than all of the other songs on the album, but only being about one minute long, you get so much out of such a short thing it's strange, but good. Static Space Lover, the 7th song on the album, is a love song. With harmonies and parts of the instrumentals resembling The Beach Boys, it's surely different from the rest of the album, having a happier vibe but it still remains amazing. The next track, Lotus Eater, doesn't fit in with the vibe of the album. a rockier song, it comes off with a more upbeat vibe than everything else. I, personally, think, when it is placed in the album it is not all that good, but when it stands alone it's amazing. Time To Get Closer, the shortest song on the album is a simple ballad. Short but good. Loyal Like Sid & Nancy is a song that is basically hip-hop, but darker. the smoothness that Mark lays down the lyrics is like melted chocolate, but for your ears. the four-minute masterpiece is one of the best tracks on the album. Harden the paint is more of a rap-ish track, with great backgroud instrumentals, and the first verse being layed down very fast. III, the last track on the album, sounds like vaporwave. It can't entirely be described that well, you should just give it a listen.
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