I'm going to try review everything I listen to this year that I think is worth reviewing. No one will read it, and I'm doing it at as slow a pace as possible, but whatever.
Foster the People - Torches
Torches is an alright album. It doesn't really exceed that. If you're breathing you've probably heard Pumped Up Kicks, and if you've heard that then you've heard all of Torches. It's got catchy hooks throughout, but lacks the ambition to fill out the rest of the track past the chorus. I'm getting bored just talking about it so... uh, yeah.
Highlight tracks: Pumped Up Kicks and Warrent.
All in all boring and predictable. 1½/5.
Passage - Pass and Touch
I guess I feel like I owe Passage something, as he was one of the upstarts on my favorite label; but every time I check one of his new releases, I wish I hadn't. Passage is a one trick pony…