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Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2
Foals’ creative ambition for Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 resulted in a striking state-of-the-world-address of an album in which apocalyptic lyrical themes were equalled by the sheer impact of the music. It emerged as an immediate album of the year contender, with many hailing it as the finest moment in a consistently critically- acclaimed career. That status was cemented when it was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.
Now Foals complete that artistic statement with the release of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2. Part two is a heavier listen, the guitars are more emphasised and there’s some big riffs on it. Part one ended with a lot of fire and destructive imagery, part two is trying to respond to that: how you can continue in the wreckage and through the scorched earth?