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Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1

Foals

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1

Fifth studio album and first in a two album series by the Oxford-based rock quartet

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Warner Bros.
UK Release date
08/03/2019
US Release date
08/03/2019
  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    Foals’ definitive statement. And that’s only part one!
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    The intricacies and experimentalism of those math-rock early days, the spacey ambience of ‘Total Life Forever’, and the bolshy production brilliance of those last two records: it’s all here
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  3. 10.0 |   The Independent

    An inspired album of scorched earth new music that, in all likelihood, will only really be challenged for album of the year by Part 2
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Is this Foals’ first front-to-back essential record? Not quite, but with Pt.2 around the corner, it’s surely just a matter of time
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  5. 9.0 |   Clash

    Rips apart everything you know about Foals, a bold transformative work, as inspiring as it is urgent. Part Two drops in the Autumn. Truly, the only competition Foals have is themselves
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  6. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is Foals at their best, and we're only seeing half of the picture
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    An exhilarating album, made for dancing and partying
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    This is not a grand, experimental, boundary-pushing masterpiece – Foals are still playing to their own audience – but never before have they managed to slip quite this many exciting musical ideas into what is by now a defined aesthetic
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  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    For now, the new release can completely stand alone as another engaging entry into the works of Foals
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  10. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A banger-laden statement of intent
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  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A synth-driven distraction from this exaggerated apocalypse
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Foals’ finest yet
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  13. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    For as good as Part 1 is, you get the impression that this is THE Foals album before everyone is talking about them
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  14. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Brit rockers fully understand what they excel at, and they take advantage of the syncopated brashness that they best exemplify
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  15. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Guitars play more of a supporting role, and the tonal shifts suits the band, with Philippakis's voice given much more room to float elegantly through the record. Print edition only

  16. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It is difficult to view Part 1 outside of its full context, yet listeners can hear both ambition and a refusal to stagnate on these songs
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  17. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Something more cohesive than we’ve become accustomed to; without the need to shoehorn every single idea onto on LP, we get a taut Foals record that runs less than forty minutes and that has one, consistently identifiable strand of sonic DNA running through it
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  18. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A flawed but thrilling return
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  19. 6.7 |   Gig Soup

    On multiple occasions, Foals wander rather than running towards something concise and, ultimately, stronger
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  20. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    UK rockers summon all their crowd-pleasing, arena-sized ambition on the first half of a double album but lack the panache to really pull it off
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  21. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Part 1 veers from the abrasive, Stooges-style rock that characterised much of 2015's What Went Down. Print edition only

  22. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    These are stadium-sized tunes that find room for polyrhythms and ambient noise — and Sunday shows they can do a smartphones-in-the-air moment too. But there’s something too calculated about the whole thing
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  23. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    While Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost—Part 1 aims to be a document of dark times, it is best when allows itself to be playful. That playfulness remains Foals' most underused strength
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  24. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    UK rockers aim high on prog-pop concept set, with muddled, mostly generic results
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  25. 4.0 |   The FT

    A step in the wrong direction
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