Hi followers. It’s been a while (like always…) and I’m so so sorry! I just started school last week and it fucking sucks, so I’ve barely had time to write. But I am back and ready to pump out posts like crazy! Not really though cause I can barely ever live up to that promise.
So last time I posted I had just gotten all that Radiohead and Grizzly Bear shit, and let me tell you, I was mighty impressed. I decided on it being a tie between Pablo Honey and The Bends for first, and Kid A being second. OK Computer came in third. If you want to get a Grizzly Bear album, get Yellow House. But anyways…
I got an excellent album this past week! Helplessness Blues, by Fleet Foxes. It came out in May of this year and I’m actually upset that I waited so long to get it. I am pretty impressed by the album. I know I say that pretty often, but let me explain why I am so particularly impressed with this album. I never really listened to Fleet Foxes prior to last week. I used to hear their first, self-titled album on repeat in one of my friends cars about two years ago, and I was pretty into their stuff, I guess. I never further investigated them though because at the time my musical taste buds were not mature enough to really appreciate all that is…indie folk music. But anyways…
This album is very original to me. I find it to be unlike most stuff you hear now a days. I think it’s also incredibly interesting that they’re on SubPop’s label. Who would have guessed?
So this album is pretty shweet, it’ll knock your socks off if you’re into that indie shit. But if you’re into indie music, you probably already have this album, and I am most likely late on reviewing it. Regardless, I like every song on the album, it plays so well if you listen to it track by track. A lot of the guitar melodies sound like Nick Drake to me, actually. I wonder if they’ve heard anyone say that to them before, because Sim Sala Bim’s intro sounds identical to a Nick Drake riff.
The songs I especially like from the album are:
Sim Sala Bin
I know this is most of the album but there are several songs I don’t like as much, for the same reasons two reasons. They either sound too much like another song on the album, or they remind me of a Mumford and Sons song. But overall, I thrououghly enjoyed this album. I give it 7 out of 10…if you care.
Thanks for reading bai