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Old 08-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The album disappointed me a little. The tracks I heard on their MySpace page were quite excellent...reminded me a little of the Byrds, that sort of thing. But the album, while pretty and easy on the ears, wasn't particularly hooky. I love well-produced, pretty pop, but unless it has melodies that really grab me and stick in my head, I can't call it great.

Fleet Foxes is nice to listen to, but when I'm not listening to it, I can't really remember any of the tunes.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I listened to the album a couple of times, and the truth I didn't find a song which I would say is great and it got stuck to my head. I think it's an album to listen as a whole and not track by track, it is actually very good as a whole piece I think,and I think that is what they were going for.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The album disappointed me a little. The tracks I heard on their MySpace page were quite excellent...reminded me a little of the Byrds, that sort of thing. But the album, while pretty and easy on the ears, wasn't particularly hooky. I love well-produced, pretty pop, but unless it has melodies that really grab me and stick in my head, I can't call it great.

Fleet Foxes is nice to listen to, but when I'm not listening to it, I can't really remember any of the tunes.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:12 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I just got the new album, I'm not sure what I think of it yet.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I've still not heard this yet.
A close friend who's opinion I value and respect, reckons it's the best album he's heard all year...
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I've still not heard this yet.
A close friend who's opinion I value and respect, reckons it's the best album he's heard all year...
your friend is very right.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I still don't understand why people are knocking this band. Is it the harmonies? The songwriting? The album is sound (if not excellent), and it has some of the most sonically spectacular songs I've heard this year. David, you gotta get on that.

Incidentally, the band I'm in just covered White Winter Hymnal. It would have sounded good if we didn't suck at singing.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:15 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I should have got on it ages ago when adidasss recommended them.
For some reason I got put off by the band name I think (shallow I know) and I think he described them as Americana, which didn't help.
Now if Marijan sends me a decent upload...
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Americana? Noooo... It's barely folk music. Calling Fleet Foxes "Americana" is nearly as asinine as comparing every rock guitarist to Bruce Springsteen.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Um, I don't recall that, but if I did describe them as americana, don't take it to heart, I suck at genres...
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