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Album Review 332: Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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Uploaded on May 19, 2011

Fleet Foxes has taken all the hardship of the years since their debut release and packed it into an extremely impressive sophomore effort. As the title implies, Helplessness Blues is a moving album filled with themes of heartbreak, existentialism, and loss, all with music to match the mood. It may take some time to truly get sucked into this album, but if you tend to enjoy folk music and give this album a chance, it will be an experience you won't be able to stop coming back to.

Verdict: Recommended if you like folk music with a lot of emotion. You will probably need to have quite a bit of patience and an appreciation for slow builds in order to get into this one.

92/100
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Jake's Track Picks:
2. Bedouin Dress
4. Battery Kinzie
5. The Plains/Bitter Dancer
6. Helplessness Blues
10. The Shrine/An Argument
11. Blue Spotted Tail

Tom's Track Picks:
1. Montezuma
6. Helplessness Blues
8. Lorelai

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