Fool's Gold Get 4 Star Review from Uncut

8/23/2011

Rousing stuff from the West Coast Vampire Weekend.
With this second album, LA's Fool's Gold have managed the transition from 12-strong collective to conventional five-man unit with their bustling zeal intact. Frontman Luke Top now sings mostly in English rather than Hebrew (apart from two verses of "Tel Aviv") but his voice retains a cosmopolitan richness, while the rest of the band switch instruments and styles with sublime fluency. These 10 supple, radiant songs blur the boundaries between African pop and funky American new wave and the same glorious ease as Talking Heads' Speaking in Tongues.

- Sam Richards, Uncut