I 100% agree with the above statement from Irelander. Foster The People's sophomore album 'Supermodel' has certainly matured in sound, and the songwriting is of a consistent level as compared to its predecessor.
Again, with their sound, Foster The People have moved from the predominately indie-pop sound they are famous for to a more alternative and soft rock sound, all whilst still incorporating a few of their trademark indie-pop numbers. The album starts of strong and continues its consistency throughout the middle, but unfortunately that dies down a bit towards the end.
Overall, this is a great album, and I highly recommend this to many people, particulartly those interested in indie-pop. There is still a bit of work for them to do to mature further, but they have improved (but there are still some tracks on 'Torches' which are better that most of the tracks on this album) as a whole, and I hope they become bigger with the LP. My favourites from the album (highlights) include Coming Of Age, Nevermind, Pseudologia Fantastica, Best Friend, and The Truth.
1. Are You What You Want To Be? 4.6*
2. Ask Yourself 4.3*
3. Coming Of Age 5.5*
4. Nevermind 5.0*
5. Pseudologia Fantastica 5.5*
6. The Angelic Welcome Of Mr. Jones -
7. Best Friend 5.2*
8. A Beginner's Guide To Destroying The Moon 4.4*
9. Goats In Trees 4.1*
10. The Truth 4.9*
11. Fire Escape 4.0*
Average: 4.75* --> 5* = 79.2% (A-)