Foster The People - 'Sacred Hearts Club'

5/10

When Foster The People released their debut album 'Torches' back in 2011, it seemed like they could do no wrong. Delivering a refreshing new sound to the wavering indie scene at the time, the band gathered a huge reputation for engaging pop-rock singles. This was then followed up by 'Supermodel' in 2014, and album with similar direction but didn't quite capture the interest of the paying public. So once again the band are back to share their latest spoils with album number three 'Sacred Hearts Club', a record that just fails to match its predecessors.

What made Foster The People such an interesting band to start with, was how they merged the commercial pop scene into their own band's dynamic, leaving a creating flow of bold ideas that really made an impression. But this new release has seen them fall head first into the disposable commercial market, giving us a batch of songs that while delighting in small doses, fail to leave any lasting impact or anything we have heard before.

There is just far too much comparison to make to the modern production of today's popstars to really see a difference with this record. It is a fine listen if you are inclined to their usual direction, but there just seems to be a distinct lack in anything that would make you come back for a second or even third listen.

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