Helplessness Blues On Helplessness Blues , their second disc of intimate, obsessively crafted folk, the bearded Seattleites take a giant step forward in their quest to turn… Helplessness Blues On Helplessness Blues , their second disc of intimate, obsessively crafted folk, the bearded Seattleites take a giant step forward in their quest to turn… 2011-05-03 Fleet Foxes Indie Rock Sub Pop
Music Review

Helplessness Blues (2011)

Fleet Foxes | INDIE LIKE A FOX Fleet Foxes
INDIE LIKE A FOX Fleet Foxes
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 03, 2011; Lead Performance: Fleet Foxes; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Sub Pop

On Helplessness Blues, their second disc of intimate, obsessively crafted folk, the bearded Seattleites take a giant step forward in their quest to turn the clock backward. While their 2008 self-titled debut won acclaim for its hushed Americana, Blues bubbles with bloodless Brit-inflected whimsy and polite mysticism. ''Why is the earth moving 'round the sun?'' frontman Robin Pecknold wonders on ''Blue Spotted Tail,'' revealing himself to be as sweetly retro with astronomy as he is with his muse. B–

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Originally posted Apr 27, 2011 Published in issue #1153 May 06, 2011 Order article reprints
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