Foals - 'What Went Down'

8/10

Having been one of the most critically-acclaimed bands of the last ten years, Foals have never looked to stand still for long and are always looking to bring something new to the table with every album they release. From their twinkly math-rock beginnings, Foals have slowly been growing into the band that we see today, and their fourth full-length release 'What Went Down' seems to show them at their most comfortable.

The noticeable change on this latest record is the reliance on the power riff, as illustrated by the record's opener and title-track 'What Went Down'. From the start, we are meant to realise that this is not the Foals we once knew and to expect more than a few changes this time. But the sound of this new release is more than just a step away from their comfort zone, but a full reimagining of their output to date and a full-on quest to reinvent themselves for this year.

It may not have much in the way of familiar indie hits, but it does hold itself together extremely well to create an incredibly well thought out release. 'What Went Down' looks like the start of a whole new Foals, and its very exciting to think what could come next.

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