- Record Label: Universal
- Release Date: Jul 27, 2009
- Summary: The Norwegian band best known for it's 1985 hit 'Take On Me' releases its ninth album.
- Record Label: Universal
- Genre(s): Rock, Pop
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Positive: 1 out of 5
Mixed: 4 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
UncutIt takes a while to move beyond prettily pleasant, but the band's pining melancholy kicks in on 'What There Is' and 'Real Meaning.' [Sep 2009, p.79]
Foot of the Mountain's core consists of the same grown-up wistfulness that's powered Barlow and company's comeback.
The kind of album that sounds like it should be No 1 in Germany, which, of course, it was recently.
The standard of the songs never rises above the mildly pleasant, and occasionally - as on the self-consciously 'widescreen' title track or the wetter-than-a-fish's-wet-bits Mother Nature Goes To Heaven - it's pat and drab.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
RichardQAug 14, 2009A brilliant album - not a return to form because the last three albums have all been stunning. For those unitiated into the warm world of A brilliant album - not a return to form because the last three albums have all been stunning. For those unitiated into the warm world of human emotion that is recent a-ha, check out the songs "Lifelines" "Analogue", "Fine Blue Line", "Barely Hanging On", "Birthright" and on this wonderful album, the let's get out of this place forever right now romanticism of "Foot of the Mountain", "What There is" and "Riding The Crest". Synthpop, along with La Roux (not a comparison, a compliment), along with the Friendly Fires, has never been so good in the 00's.… Expand
sylvainbAug 11, 2009Come back of 2009.
TheRimRiderAug 12, 2009Not their best, but they have put out consistently good albums since the eighties and occasionally very good ones, (Minor Earth, Major Sky). Not their best, but they have put out consistently good albums since the eighties and occasionally very good ones, (Minor Earth, Major Sky). You know what you're in for as soon as you know who the band is, so put preconceptions aside and go along for the ride. They make pop records as good as anyone today.… Expand
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