Helplessness Blues (album) by Fleet Foxes

Helplessness Blues
Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-05-03
Overall rank: 165th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,151 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2011 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (16th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (165th)
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Fleet Foxes bestography

Helplessness Blues is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by Fleet Foxes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleet Foxes is Fleet Foxes which is ranked number 119 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,554.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,151 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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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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95/100
From 06/28/2018 17:11
Better than their first LP in my opinion. 9.2/10.
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80/100
From 12/11/2017 00:06
My introduction to Fleet Foxes, the album that made me fall in love with this group. Beautiful, timeless, masterful album. Completely amazing
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95/100
From 12/04/2017 02:01
It's good.
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90/100
From 04/22/2017 07:14
So Beautiful
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From 03/18/2017 01:43
Darker but somehow more accommodating than their self-entitled debut. Dying to her this year's "Crack-Up".
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From 02/18/2017 02:23
Lots of good things about this record. Can't wait for the next album.
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