Helplessness Blues (studio album) by Fleet Foxes
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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 133 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,967.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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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 82.0/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.
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While it is executed with the subtlety and beauty that Fleet Foxes always show, I can’t help but feel at times towards the end it starts to drag. The debut is still the record I go to more frequently.
Fave songs: Helplessness Blues, The Shrine/Argument, and Montezuma.
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.
Folk rock of the 2010's
A charming and beautiful record. I’d like to propose that the title track be adopted as the new US national anthem.
Lindíssimo, mas não é fácil de escutar.
Runs a little long, but holy cow it's amazing. Definitely better than the eponymous debut.
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.
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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