Album review: Foals, Holy Fire (Transgressive)

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Is it pop or is it art? May Foals never be forced to decide.

A brainy indie-dance act who get hired to please the Ibiza Rocks hedonists, the Oxford band are somehow having it both ways. Third album Holy Fire is defined by its lithe, slinky guitars, its twinkling, quicksilver keys, and its accessible Flood/Moulder production. If this isn't Foals' pop classic or their art masterpiece, they're having a huge amount of fun squaring that circle.