Helplessness Blues (studio album) by Fleet Foxes

Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-05-03
Overall rank: 164th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,244 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2011 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (16th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (164th)
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Fleet Foxes bestography

Helplessness Blues is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Fleet Foxes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleet Foxes is Fleet Foxes which is ranked number 132 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,838.

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82/100 (from 1,244 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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75/100
From 05/05/2022 10:16
There is a lot of beautiful moments on this record but the album on the whole drags on a little too long. This record does have some amazing songs in the form of Helplessness Blues, Montezuma and Battery Kinzie. All of these stick to the folk style they are going for and they work very well. They have done a great job in making this modern folk sound that really suits their vocalist and the instrumentation is of a high quality as well. The acoustic guitar being a stand out for me especially on songs like Blue Spotted Tail. However, the album is to drawn out and it does get very repetitive by the closing track. There are quite a few cuts I find to be unnecessary as well that could be removed. Overall, the record is amazing in spells but is let down by the filler and the bloated nature of the release.
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80/100
From 03/26/2022 13:35
Folk rock of the 2010's
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From 01/02/2022 20:27
Disco correcto
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80/100
From 12/14/2021 18:52
A charming and beautiful record. I’d like to propose that the title track be adopted as the new US national anthem.
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80/100
From 10/05/2021 13:35
Lindíssimo, mas não é fácil de escutar.
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95/100
From 09/29/2021 16:31
Runs a little long, but holy cow it's amazing. Definitely better than the eponymous debut.
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85/100
From 04/28/2020 00:00
Wasn't a huge fan on the first listen, but it's grown on me. The title track is the band's best song. Absolutely beautiful.
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65/100
From 02/18/2020 00:49
There is a lot of sweet little things in Helplessness blues. The soft harmonies and plucking strings all sound gentle across the ears. Despite this I can't help but feel like I'm missing something. I never get that rush of feeling I was expecting from the lyrics. I really want something more from it.
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From 09/25/2019 17:25
Awesome, even better than the self-titled album.

Favorites: Montezuma; Helplessness Blues; The Shrine / An Argument.
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95/100
From 02/25/2019 00:51
Very consistent, most tracks would be standouts on any album.

Favorites: Helplessness Blues, Someone You'd Admire, Sim Sala Bim

Least favorites: The Cascades, The Plains/Bitter Dancer.
Still those are great
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