Luke James
Luke James

CLUNK Magazines chief album review guy and a lover of cats!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Label: Warner Music

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Since their explosive debut, Foals have built a huge legacy and an even bigger fanbase. ‘Life Is Yours’ is album number seven and, though they may have lost two founding members along the way, they still have a lot of life left in them.

What makes Foals such an interesting act is their ability to constantly morph their sound and not be constrained to what people think they should play. With that, ‘Life Is Yours’ sees Foals bring disco into the mix with songs such as ‘2001’ with its Nile Rogers style guitar work and funky bass lines. ‘Looking High’ has that island feel to it with airy synths, classic Foals guitar work and a drum beat that hops along, imploring you to move your body in time.

‘The Sound’ and ‘Wild Green’ almost sound like remixes of Foals songs such is the way they pump through your speakers as if to ignite a party. With vocals sunk into the background, the music takes priority as it bounces along with that same island party vibe as Friendly Fires but with a distinctly Foals touch to it in the guitar work and synths.

Single ‘Wake Me Up’ is a highlight, adding a disco sheen to a track that wouldn’t be out of place on their previous album ‘What Went Down’ and with a chorus that you can’t help but shout “oh no!” along to.

Foals are a band that just can’t be stopped and ‘Life Is Yours’ feels like a celebration from the very first note and is the sound of a band that have just reinvented themselves yet again.

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