I think you and I are the only ones who agree on that
Posted by Nolol on 7/28/2012, 9:02 pm, in reply to "Re: Thanks guys"
That Helplessness Blues is better than the debut, I mean. I really love that album, and all of the facets of it you mentioned. Robin Pecknold's lyrics are great, especially on their sophomore, and their melodies really resonate with me. The only real weak spot I can think of on Helplessness Blues is the stupid dissonant section at the end of "The Shrine/An Argument" and "Blue Spotted Tail" kind of passes me by. Other than that, I love it. |
: I can't stand The XX. Too-cool-for-school
: Hipster BS for 17 year olds who think
: they're dark and mature.
: Side one of The Fleet Foxes debut is nearly
: flawless IMO, side two starts to get a bit
: samey but still has some nice stuff.
: Helplessness Blues has a couple weak moments
: but is overall even better than the debut I
: think. Both are astounding from a production
: standpoint, beautiful analog sound on both
: records. One thing I really admire about
: them is how they (or rather their front-man
: Robin Pecknold who for all intents and
: purposes *is* the band) feel so genuine
: about what they do. In an era where everyone
: feels they have to be post-modern and ironic
: true honesty in music is highly refreshing.
: I don't think you're much of a lyrics guy
: (and neither am I to be honest) but some of
: Pecknold's stuff really resonates with me.
: "Helplessness Blues" for example
: is about being brought up told that you're
: special and one of a kind, but realizing
: that you really aren't special and make only
: a tiny contribution to the world, and yet
: that may be even better than being a fabeled
: 'great individual' because the world is
: greater than any of us. Is it pretentious?
: yeah, totally. But it's clear as day that he
: means what he sings 100%.
: Don't feel bad if you don't get Animal
: Collective right away, it took me like a
: year to really warm up to them, they're a
: tough nut to crack. Well worth the effort
: though. Give "Fall Be Kind" a
: shot, that's the one that really turned me
: into a fan (though even it took some
: Also I didn't mention The New Pornographers
: above because I assumed you'd heard them
: already, but I shouldn't assume. So if you
: haven't heard them put 'em on the list sir.
: :) Their first three albums are the ones to
: get. They definitely fit your
: "anthemic, melodic, & dynamic"