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Life Is Yours


Life Is Yours

Seventh studio album from the Oxford-based rock quartet working with producers John Hill, Dan Carey, A. K. Paul and Miles James

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Foals deliver an effervescent start to their new chapter with Life Is Yours
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  2. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A joyous seventh outing
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    When this album was recorded in Foals windowless studio amidst the pandemic, the songs were their windows to a world without restrictions and the bright euphoria of life that was back in full swing. Now we’re here, this record is purpose-built for our first full unrestricted summer and the summers beyond
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  4. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    Foals never disappoint with brilliant releases that cause listeners to look forward to their next offerings. Life Is Yours is destined to be a very successful album for Foals
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  5. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    ‘Life Is Yours’ is the shot in the arm we all need to awaken us from the turmoil of the past two years
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  6. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    All in all, the latest album from Foals is one that you should definitely be adding to your summer playlist. It’s absolutely perfect for driving around in the hot sun
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    They are a restless band, yes, but Life Is Yours proves that a narrower focus can bring the most returns
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  8. 8.0 |   Dork

    They’ve taken a risk, switched things up and in going back to their roots have captured the zeitgeist and created a rebirth which points the way towards a new era for Foals
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The rock band seem to have followed James Brown’s famous suggestion that ‘the one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing’
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    The Oxford band, now a trio, let their hair down on this joyous, hedonistic seventh album, a lockdown record that sounds like anything but
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    A celebration of their status as UK indie rock’s elder statesmen
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    With Life Is Yours, Foals have created a superb antidote to the gloominess of the world we’ve all been facing
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  13. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Oxford trio’s dance-infused seventh album takes them somewhere they’ve not been before
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  14. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    They return with a sound steeped in summertime vibes
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  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    An album of skippy, infectious, electronics-soaked disco rock. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It's a beguiling mix for the most part, even if they have overly sacrificed melody on the altar of rhythm. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   The FT

    The British indie rock band turn their attention to rebirth with their seventh album
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  18. 5.5 |   Pitchfork

    Foals’ streamlined seventh album does away with their trickier instrumental interplay and subtler emotions, leaving nothing at all open to interpretation
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