Fleet Foxes :: Helplessness Blues

When Fleet Foxes EP and, quickly thereafter, self-titled long-player were released in 2008, it was easy to presume that maybe that was it–that their debut would be the highest note they’d hit. Folk harmonizers have been an anchor of popular music as we know it for decades, but recent history hasn’t had a great place for them. Folk has a difficult time reaching beyond its niche audience, and Fleet Foxes reside in a subset of even that. So, it was through an otherworldly masterstroke that . . .

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