Fleet Foxes

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  • Summary: This is the debut album from the Seattle area quintet.
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
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  1. With their self-titled debut, Fleet Foxes have attained this and have delivered one of the best albums of the year.
  2. Hushed and wistful, Foxes evokes the itinerant days of yore...you know, before gas cost four bucks a gallon.
  3. What follows is surprisingly full and wide ranging, almost as much as the Bruegel painting that graces the album's cover.
  4. Fleet Foxes doesn't leave the stereo. Three, four, five times through-–these songs resonate over and over until they stick for good. A sign of a great record: words fail but a feeling remains.
  5. A lower-dosage Animal Collective, the Foxes stuff their free-form songs with rich, swirling melodies; billowing clouds of organs, tom-toms, bells and assorted stringed instruments cloak group vocals whose secular-gospel, suede-fringed precision owes plenty to Crosby, Stills and Nash.
  6. 80
    Like the equally rapturous "Sun Giant" EP which preceded it, Fleet Foxes' debut album is a fastidious, sometimes overwhelmingly pretty evocation of the American wilderness; a dreamy companion piece to last month's superb Bon Iver album.
  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: 95 out of 111
  2. Negative: 7 out of 111
  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 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 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 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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