Foster The People: Supermodel

Released: March 14, 2014

After the success of their first album “Torches”, Foster the People look to build upon the magic they created back in 2011. Supermodel proves that this band has more to offer and that they aren’t going away any time soon. While this album may not have produced the number of hit singles Torches did, It is packed full of great songs. From the very beginning this album recaptures and adds on to the magic that was created with the first album. The songs on this album have a deeper theme and feel than a majority of the songs on the previous album and they each take on a life of their own.

There are a few of my personal favorite tracks I feel are very solid. “Are You Who You Wanna Be?” demonstrates this bands originality and creativity very well. It kicks the album off in a great way with a deep question that will have listeners looking in the mirror. “Ask Yourself” builds on the message portrayed in the first song about being who you want to be and not letting others determine it for you. “Coming of Age” feels like a song about personal growth and evolution. It continues on with what seems to be a theme in this album really getting a point across. “Nevermind” slows things down and works well with it’s simplicity which seems to almost be a lost art with a lot of modern rock.

The rest of the album is all great and overall works together as if it where a puzzle. I am excited to see what this band does in the future but for now, I am very satisfied with the two albums we have to date. Supermodel builds upon the bands strengths, ventures into new territory, and affirms that this band was not just a one off success that will fade with time!

Grade: B

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