HOLY FIRE Foals (Warner) Like Talking Heads busting out a collection of Duran Duran covers and injecting that alt-cool shimmy to the Le Bon grand-pop swagger, My Number (the standout hit from these Oxford-born English indie kids’ third full-lengther) is a joyous invocation to the goddess of breakups. But these Foals, who could have been forgiven for cantering along their glitchy, artsy track off the back of such critical acclaim, are in full gallop throughout the album with a huge, loud and artful collection which begs to be listened to over and over
“Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!” The Arabic pronouncement that “God is great” sustained the Iranian revolutionaries as they marched through the streets of Tehran in demonstrations against the Shah. The invocation was heard again as students attacked the U.S.