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FOSTER THE PEOPLE - TORCHES (ALBUM)
Label:SonyMusic
Entry:15/08/2011 (Position 36)
Last week in charts:05/03/2012 (Position 39)
Peak:18 (1 weeks)
Weeks:12
Place on best of all time:3065 (207 points)
Year:2011
World wide:
ch  Peak: 49 / weeks: 26
de  Peak: 87 / weeks: 5
at  Peak: 44 / weeks: 8
fr  Peak: 29 / weeks: 46
nl  Peak: 53 / weeks: 17
be  Peak: 69 / weeks: 9 (Vl)
  Peak: 99 / weeks: 7 (Wa)
au  Peak: 1 / weeks: 48
nz  Peak: 18 / weeks: 12
mx  Peak: 56 / weeks: 12

CD
Columbia 88697744572



CD
Columbia 88691923002 (au)


TRACKS
24/06/2011
CD Columbia 88697744572 (Sony) / EAN 0886977445729
1. Helena Beat
4:36
2. Pumped Up Kicks
3:59
3. Call It What You Want
4:00
4. Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)
2:56
5. Waste
3:25
6. I Would Do Anything For You
3:35
7. Houdini
3:23
8. Life On The Nickel
3:36
9. Miss You
3:35
10. Warrant
5:23
   
01/12/2011
Tour Edition - CD Columbia 88691923002 (Sony) [au] / EAN 0886919230024
CD 1:
1. Helena Beat
4:36
2. Pumped Up Kicks
4:00
3. Call It What You Want
4:01
4. Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)
2:56
5. Waste
3:26
6. I Would Do Anything For You
3:35
7. Houdini
3:23
8. Life On The Nickel
3:36
9. Miss You
3:36
10. Warrant
5:23
CD 2:
1. Broken Jaw
5:36
2. Love
3:40
3. Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero
3:24
4. Pumped Up Kicks (The Knocks Speeding Bullet Remix)
4:39
5. Houdini (RAC Remix)
3:56
6. Helena Beat (Lenno Extended Remix)
5:10
7. Call It What You Want (Treasure Fingers Pre-Party Remix Radio Edit)
3:41
   

15/08/2011: N 36.
22/08/2011: 37.
24/10/2011: R 30.
31/10/2011: 27.
07/11/2011: 38.
16/01/2012: R 36.
23/01/2012: 18.
30/01/2012: 36.
06/02/2012: 34.
13/02/2012: 36.
20/02/2012: 38.
05/03/2012: R 39.
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Foster The PeopleFoster The People: Discography / Become a fan
FOSTER THE PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Pumped Up Kicks20/06/2011627
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Torches15/08/20111812
Supermodel24/03/2014171
SONGS BY FOSTER THE PEOPLE
A Beginner's Guide To Destroying The Moon
Are You What You Want To Be?
Ask Yourself
Best Friend
Broken Jaw
Call It What You Want
Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero
Coming Of Age
Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)
Fire Escape
Goats In Trees
Helena Beat
Houdini
I Would Do Anything For You
Life On The Nickel
Love
Miss You
Nevermind
Pseudologia Fantastica
Pumped Up Kicks
Tabloid Super Junkie
The Angelic Welcome Of Mr. Jones
The Truth
Warrant
Waste
ALBUMS BY FOSTER THE PEOPLE
Supermodel
Torches
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.88 (Reviews: 16)
*****
Pretty solid album, although you have to be able to get used to the vocals as they can be different at times. It's a little disappointing at the short tracklisting too, but it's an enjoyable enough listen.

Over time I grew to enjoy this more and more.

ARIA #1 HELL YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Last edited: 06.02.2012 04:50
****
Good album, standout tracks for me are Call It What You Want & Don't Stop (Color On The Walls).
****
Quite a solid album, there are a few tracks that are a bit redundant and slightly below average, however for the most part it's a very enjoyable listen with some really cool songs. Pumped Up Kicks is my clear standout.
******
Die drei anderen Voter scheinen mit Indie-Pop wohl eher weniger am Hut zu haben, oder mein Geschmack ist sehr speziell. Auf jeden Fall ist das ein sehr gelungenes Indie-Electro-Pop-Album, auch wenn die Prägnanz und Stärke von Pumped Up Kicks nicht mehr vorkommt. 6-
*****
das wahrscheinlich innovativste und vielseitigste, was dieses jahr bisher erschienen ist. super! klingt bloß etwas häufig nach MGMT und Empire of the Sun, mit ner Prise Mika und Scissor Sisters.
****
niet mij voorkeur
*****
Echt een aanrader
******
Pumped Up Kicks en andere zomerse deuntjes. Waarom dit album niet beter verkoopt is een groot raadsel.
*****
Dass es das in der heutigen Zeit noch gibt...
Eine Gruppe "erjammt" sich eine Melodie, die sofort in's Ohr geht. Aber anstatt sich den Konventionen zu beugen und das Teil so zurecht zu rücken, dass es wie klingt, als hätte man die komplette Top 50 der aktuellen Hitparade recyclet (da ja alles sowieso gleich klingt), zeigen sie Mut und Experimentierfreude. Das macht das Album nicht nur erfrischend anders, sonder lässt die Band (für mich) in einem umso positiveren Licht erscheinen.
"Pumped Up Kids" war jedenfalls mein Sommerhit 2011 und das Album kommt dem fast gleich. Die Single ist zwar nach wie vor der Höhepunkt des Albums, aber auch dieses ist einfach unwiderstehlich und wird (im Gegensatz zu den Top 50) die Zeit in musikalischer Hinsicht überdauern. Toll Toll Toll :)))
****
Sind die 60s wieder aktuell? Eigentlich nicht, gefällt mir trotzdem nicht schlecht!
*****
A surprisingly decent debut album for Foster The People. It's excellent to see them successful worldwide, especially with their debut single "Pumped Up Kicks."

I instantly loved Pumped Up Kicks as soon as I discovered it, so I decided to listen to other singles that were released at the time. "Helena Beat" and "Houdini" were both really good tracks that I also enjoyed. It wasn't until later when "Call It What You Want" was released as the 3rd single where I thought I might give the album a try.

Hijinx and Bluezombie have similar thoughts to what I thought about the album. The vocals are certinaly very quirky and unique and they do take a while getting used to. However, it's the very dissonant and different synth/electronic sounds that are more grating if you're not used to them. These sounds aren't present in Pumped Up Kicks, but are more present in the album tracks.

Aside from that, this is a very cool album. Certainly what an alternative album should be. There's lots of sounds and styles that I have never heard of before and it's great to see a new band pushing new musical boundaries.

The only downside is that listening to this sort of music too much can eventually get too grating and annoying, or just plain boring. "Too full on for too long" is a good quote I would like to use here. It was evidently shown with Miss You, the 2nd last track on the album receiving a 3, the lowest rating of the album.

The highlight is definitely Pumped Up Kicks, however Call It What You Want is very close behind and is almost a 6. Helena Beat, Houdini, I Would Do Anything For You and Warrant are also good highlights from the album.

Track listing: (Numbers in brackets indicate rating of 6, * denote released singles)

1. Helena Beat * (5)
2. Pumped Up Kicks * (6)
3. Call It What You Want * (6)
4. Don't Stop (Color On The Walls) * (4)
5. Waste (4)
6. I Would Do Anything For You (5)
7. Houdini * (5)
8. Life On The Nickel (4)
9. Miss You (3)
10. Warrant (6)

Album average: 4.8
Final Album grade: B+
Last edited: 14.04.2013 12:04
*****
Die Amerikaner haben hier ein schickes Sommersound Indie Album zusammengestellt. Für ein Debut Album Respekt!
Es hat 2-3 echte Knaller drauf der Rest ist aber auch nicht zu verachten! Auf jeden Fall eine interessante Band die man sicherlich weiter verfolgen sollte!
*****
Bin echt begeistert von dem Album.

Es sind diese hallenden Stimmen die mir so gut gefallen! Toll!
*****
Unterm Strich ist es noch okay. Aber sicher eine kleine Enttäuschung nach dem Burner ihrer ersten Single.

Mittlerweile ist es meine aktuelle Album #1. Mit mehreren Durchgängen manifestieren sich auch die nicht so zugänglichen Tracks. Ein Album mit dem man länger seine Freude haben wird.

#8 und Gold in den USA.
Last edited: 13.02.2012 07:24
*****
Bin auch ziemlich begeistert von dem album!
hätte ich nicht gedacht.
außerdem finde ich nicht das pumped up kicks das absolute highlight des albums ist.
warrant, waste oder helena beat sind mindestens genauso gut und eingängig.
Gute 5*
*****
It's not a completely consistent effort but the first half is terrific.

Yeah this needs an update, definitely a 5* now.
Last edited: 16.03.2014 01:27
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