CD and double-vinyl re-issue of Helplessness Blues, the sprawling second album from indie/folk sensations Fleet Foxes and which had the unenviable task of following one of the most beloved debuts of the Noughties and whose recording triggered a lengthy hiatus. Also the last Fleet Foxes album to include a certain Mr Josh Tillman...
CD £11.99 0075597935394
Reissue CD on Nonesuch.
Vinyl Double LP £18.99 0075597936070
Reissue 2LP on Nonesuch.
9/10 Jack 19th January 2015
Fleet Foxes beautifully paint Yeats' 'Lake Of Innisfree' in musical form, with the same simple yearning for a simple life in a natural sanctuary transposed expertly into Peckner's words. The album wonderfully rolls from one highlight to another; the screamed frustration of 'The Shrine / An Argument' to the saxophone of that same song, all backed by the wonderful arrangements in vocal harmonies and gentle picked acoustics. For an album completely removed from its context, Fleet Foxes somehow construct the folk album of 2011.
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