Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
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Universal acclaim- based on 226 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the debut album from the Seattle area quintet.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    The sense of wonder in Fleet Foxes' songs is matched only by the discipline and talent that created this adventurous, evocative record. One which is already shaping up as an album of the year. [July 2008, p.98]
  2. Hushed and wistful, Foxes evokes the itinerant days of yore...you know, before gas cost four bucks a gallon.
  3. Tone is an alchemic process, and Fleet Foxes produce gold with regularity, a stunning feat for such a young band. [Summer 2008]
  4. 80
    Fleet Foxes' full-length debut showcases a gift for folk-adjacent mini-epics that evolve in unexpected directions yet never lose their organic center. [Summer 2008, p.102]
  5. Throughout the album, the band sounds wise beyond its years, so it's not really that surprising that Fleet Foxes is such a satisfying, self-assured debut.
  6. 80
    At its best, Fleet Foxes is warm and cathartic, with all the hopefulness of a balmy summer night.
  7. There's a huge promise to Fleet Foxes, one that can't be ignored, but Pecknold and the rest of the guys haven't tapped into it yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 110
  2. Negative: 7 out of 110
  1. RiceKrispiesDave
    Oct 4, 2009
    10
    Joe Blow you should go Blow a Joe, 'cause this album is great.
  2. MajhongT
    Dec 11, 2008
    10
    This album continued to impress me as I was introduced to quality song after quality song. I couldn't believe that so many unbelievable songs could come from one CD. Kudos Fleet Foxes. Expand
  3. AdamE.
    Jun 5, 2008
    10
    One of the Best Albums Of 2008! A complete masterpiece!
  4. JimZ.
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    The album is exceptional, perhaps the best I've heard in the past few years. I saw them live at All Points West Music and Arts Festival and I was blown away. Imagine four of the five band members harmonizing perfectly. On the cd you may think they sound off key, but it's intentional, it sounds unique and they wanted you to hear Robin Pecknold primarily. Truly one of the innovative bands we have seen in this era. For all of you Kids that only like metal or straight rap, get out of here. This place is for those who seek truthful insight. From those who have actually listened to the music, and not some punk who gave it a zero just because everyone likes it so much and it's "mainstream." Expand
  5. vasileiosP
    Oct 16, 2008
    9
    Steps higher than the rest untalented music that is out this year. 2nd only to the crazyness of Mgmt.
  6. Jun 7, 2011
    8
    Solid debut full of great harmonies and solid arrangements, good folk record.
  7. JoeBlow
    Jun 5, 2009
    0
    Just another perfect example of the oldest misconception in the world, if everyone likes it that much, it must be good. Wrong. The way I see it, if everybody likes it that much, it probably means that it's suited for the masses, meaning, common, saturated ideas that are more than likely being done better elsewhere, not en-masse. Expand

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