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  • Summary: The sixth solo album for the Fleet Foxes member is his second album for the year.
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  1. Year in the Kingdom may not be a feast of eclecticism, but it is a lesson in the construction of compelling, stripped-down folk.
  2. 80
    Though the sound remains dreamy, it's expansive; the melodic songs have a feeling of joy. [Oct 2009, p.101]
  3. 70
    Fleet Foxes fans will relish “There is No Good in Me,” in which Tillman’s penitent voice melts into what sounds like a processional march by a cathedral choir. But it’s the celestial title track that lingers like an angel’s vapor trail.
  4. Year in the Kingdom suggests whatever band he’s drumming for is ultimately inconsequential; this backwoods wanderer seems fully capable of detailing his wreckage on his own.
  5. 60
    The pulse never rises above a heartbeat, but as the nine songs clock in at 34 minutes, the absence of tempo changes is barely noticed. [Oct 2009, p.112]
  6. Quietly confessional and ever so slightly disturbing. [Oct 2009, p.117]
  7. Year In The Kingdom verges on limp self-indulgence. [Fall 2009, p.67]

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