Tapes - Foals
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  • Summary: German record label !K7's third Tapes release is a collection of electronic and pop songs selected by British rock group, Foals.
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  1. Aug 10, 2012
    80
    K7 is doing its best to keep the tradition alive, and Foals' contribution is a curatorial coupe des grace.
  2. Jul 2, 2012
    80
    It all adds up to an exhilarating and at times revelatory mash-up of wildly varied flavors, like a really excellent fruit salad.
  3. Yes, this is a mixtape of other people's tunes, like you've made in your bedroom dozens of times before. But it isn't nostalgia, it's very 2012.
  4. Jul 2, 2012
    70
    Congreave, has selected with more ambition than his curatorial Tapes predecessors.
  5. Jul 2, 2012
    70
    It's a head-swirling selection of the swankiest electro, techno and house, plus silky soul from Blood Orange, geo-political pop from Condry Ziqubu and howlin' funk from Gospel Comforters.
  6. Jul 5, 2012
    65
    [This collection] is too varied to be streamlined into a single influence-- but at least it transcends the nostalgic idea with which it starts, making the idea of the band taking these ideas and running with them a pleasingly feasible one.
  7. Jul 10, 2012
    40
    If you come to Foals from an exclusively indie rock perspective, this may blow your tiny mind. But if this is Foals' attempt to infiltrate clubland proper, it falls short.

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