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Fleet Foxes (album) by Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes (2008)
Release date: 2008-06-03
Overall rank: 111th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,316 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 2008 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2000s (18th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (111th)

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Fleet Foxes bestography

Fleet Foxes is ranked as the best album by Fleet Foxes.

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From Brad1770
This albums cover has a really interesting back story

The image is of a 1559 dutch painting called Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel which features over 100 Dutch idioms . Look closely and you can see a man "banging his head against a wall" , a man "throwing his money away" etc

So much going on that isn't immediately apparent
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From Montpejo
Standouts: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood

worst: Heard Them Stirring
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From Strangel
This is folk done well. Folk needs to be poetic, harmonious,and above all have a musicianship that can transcend the lyric when there is nothing more that can be said by the poet. Fleet Foxes achieve this and then some. The composition of their work is evolving with their newer releases but this album was just such an incredibly complete set of catchy tunes and enigmatic lyrics and really came along just when I needed something to stretch beyond my discovery of the more mellow Iron and Wine style of folk.
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Just got round to hearing this in 2018 following a recommendation from a friend. Initially sceptical but also listened to the excellent Bon Iver recently. After a couple of listens I am loving it - fairly disliked White Winter Hymnal on first listen but now find it superb.
Great harmonies and delicate sound with a nod to the Beach Boys on occasion
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95/100
Great album, there is not a bad song in here and it stands alright as an ensemble. 8.6/10.
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Excuse me, but this excellent album is knocked out of (my) history by the three latest Deportees albums, in the similar genre.
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I'm not exaggerating to say this may be the most beautiful album I've ever heard.
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From BLO
The beautiful harmonies of a Simon and Garfunkel album, the whimsiness of an Alexander Desplat soundtrack, and the Alternative feel of Arcade Fire. As you can see from my top 100 chart, I'm not a fan of much music past the 70's, but this album is very refreshing.
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From lleon79
I went through Fleet Foxes' discography in reversed chronological order and I think they finally clicked for me. From the beginning, this album hooks you. So so good.
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From zdwyatt
It's easy to simply compare this to Crosby Stills Nash and Young. And the comparison is not unfair; it's lush acoustic folk with beautiful multi-part harmonies and the CSNY influence is obvious. But that does not diminish the fact that this is an amazing and accomplished album. Many bands work a full career and never release an album this good. These guys did it right out of the gate, at a very young age to boot. It's an amazing achievement.

Favorite tracks: Blue Ridge Mountains, Tiger Peasant Song, White Winter Hymnal
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