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Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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Item #: 13474219
    Personnel: Robin Pecknold (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hammer dulcimer, harp, mandolin, fiddle, piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer); Christian Wargo (vocals, bass guitar); Josh Tillman (vocals, drums, percussion); Skyler Skjelset (acousti......more

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Artist: Fleet Foxes
Description:
Personnel: Robin Pecknold (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hammer dulcimer, harp, mandolin, fiddle, piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer); Christian Wargo (vocals, bass guitar); Josh Tillman (vocals, drums, percussion); Skyler Skjelset (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harp, mandolin); Morgan Henderson (woodwinds, upright bass); Casey Wescott (piano, harpsichord, harmonium, pump organ, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, music box). Audio Mixer: Phil Ek. Recording information: Avast Recording, Seattle, WA (01/2010-12/2010); Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA (01/2010-12/2010); Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY (01/2010-12/2010); Fort Warden Water Cistern, Port Townsend, WA (01/2010-12/2010); Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, WA (01/2010-12/2010); Avast Recording, Seattle, WA (04/2010); Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA (04/2010); Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY (04/2010); Fort Warden Water Cistern, Port Townsend, WA (04/2010); Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, WA (04/2010); Avast Recording, Seattle, WA (07/2010); Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA (07/2010); Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY (07/2010); Fort Warden Water Cistern, Port Townsend, WA (07/2010); Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, WA (07/2010); Avast Recording, Seattle, WA (2010); Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, WA (2010); Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY (2010); Fort Warden Water Cistern, Port Townsend, WA (2010); Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, WA (2010). Photographer: Sean Pecknold. Arrangers: Fleet Foxes; Casey Wescott. Helplessness Blues is the anticipated follow-up to Fleet Foxes' 2008 debut. Recorded and co-produced by fellow Seattleite Phil Ek, it finds the band continuing to take their music in unusual directions, creating a baroque folk-pop sound that hints at a number of influences, but is too unique to warrant any direct links between the Seattle boys and their predecessors. It's a downright gorgeous record, filled to the brim with glee club harmonies and the sort of stringed instruments...
See Also:
Fleet Foxes
See Influences:
The Incredible String Band, Jeremy Enigk, My Morning Jacket, Simon & Garfunkel, America, Fairport Convention, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Seals & Crofts, Neil Young, Iron & Wine, The Moody Blues, The Band
See Contemporaries:
Elbow, Midlake, Lewis Watson, Grand Archives, Maston (Indie Pop), The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Megafaun, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The National, The Broken West, Delays, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Handsome Furs, Mumford & Sons, Blitzen Trapper, Jonathan Wilson, The Decemberists, Cave Painting, Band of Horses, The Cave Singers, Lord Huron, Kassidy, Iron & Wine, Daniel Rossen, The Moondoggies, First Aid Kit (Sweden), Beach House
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Montezuma
  2. 2 Bedouin Dress
  3. 3 Sim Sala Bim
  4. 4 Battery Kinzie
  5. 5 Plains/Bitter Dancer, The
  6. 6 Helplessness Blues
  7. 7 Cascades, The
  8. 8 Lorelei
  9. 9 Someone You'd Admire
  10. 10 Shrine/An Argument, The
  11. 11 Blue Spotted Tail
  12. 12 Grown Ocean
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Alternative
Label:
Subpop Records
Producer:
Fleet Foxes; Phil Ek
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
49 : 52
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With its gleaming acoustic guitars, acid-folk brush strokes and warming choral harmonies, HELPLESSNESS BLUES is vocalist-songwriter Robin Pecknold's dazzling evocation of early-Seventies rock Eden..." Rolling Stone (p.68) - Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "A monument to folk-rock beauty..." Spin (p.68) - "Musically, the hooks are softer, the arrangements more ambitious, and 1960s British psychedelic folk a far more palpable influence than the Americana that fueled the band's 2008 debut." Spin (p.23) - Ranked #33 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] sinewy, often stormy album of '70s-centric folk rock that sparkles even when cast in shadows." Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "On their second disc of intimate, obsessively crafted folk, the bearded Seattleites take a giant step forward in their quest to turn the clock backward." Entertainment Weekly (p.99) - Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "Blessed with epic harmonies, these Seattleites recall folk legends from the golden age of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young." CMJ - "In between the soul-searching, Fleet Foxes cranks out some pretty great singalong songs." Down Beat (p.54) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Bandleader Robin Pecknold displays welcome growth as a songsmith, writing more personally and, at the same time, more universally than on the Foxes' self-titled debut." Billboard (p.32) - "[I]t might be the year's airiest outing so far, with a natural melodic grace that recalls prime-era Simon & Garfunkel." Clash (magazine) - "The dreamlike beginning of 'Montezuma', with its tender, subdued melody and singer Robin Pecknold's delicate vocals, is a gentle reintroduction into the world of Fleet Foxes and their ethereal, endless summer vibes." Uncut (magazine) (p.34) - Ranked #12 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[W]ith a discreet expansion of the band's sound, and an increased focus -- beneath those gorgeous and dense harmonies..."
UPC:
098787088823
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