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Old 06-06-2008, 09:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You don't have to read pitchfork to realize something is overrated, imo.
Pitchfork gave it a 9.0 and the review came out today, that's why I mentioned it...
I wouldn't say it was that good personally, but it's still a very good album by my account...
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Technically it's all well and fine. But I've listened through it 3 or 4 times now and it has yet to grow on me... Winter Hymnal is the only one I would actively seek out to listen to so far; only if I was in a very specific mood.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm actually surprised by the lack of attention they're getting from pitchfork crowds compared to Vampire Weekend. Anyway I think its good stuff.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Pitchfork gave it a 9.0 and the review came out today, that's why I mentioned it...
I wouldn't say it was that good personally, but it's still a very good album by my account...
Yes, seeing it on Pitchfork is how I came to know that it just came out. I listened to it however back when we all did, and while I agree with you that it's a listenable album, it's just not half as good as all the critics (Pitchfork included) are making out. In my opinion. Actually I think you summed it up best earlier on in this thread: you just don't feel it like you do the EP. Provided your feelings have not changed, I feel just the same way. EP, absolutely loved it. But there was not much on this album that I felt was must-listen material, ya know? I'll say what my favourites were:

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Quiet Houses
He Doesn't Know Why
Your Protector
Blue Ridge Mountains

The rest were consigned to the recycle bin.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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its pleasing material but nothing was catching me on the first few listens. liking how they carry the theme.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i dont know what kind of crack yall are smoking.
this is one of the best albums in years, easily the best of this year.
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I'm part of the 'average' crew i'm afraid. Pleasant enough music but it doesn't catch me in anyway, and i felt quite a bit of deja vu.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i dont know what kind of crack yall are smoking.
this is one of the best albums in years, easily the best of this year.
Ditto. You people are insane. There are three, maybe four albums this year that can compare to this piece, and even they don't stand up favorably.

You hipsters are ridiculous, hating anything that sounds particularly good. It's not a pop album. It's an indie album, and there's a great bit of excellent harmonies and well-constructed melodies. Seriously, learn to appreciate something that doesn't sound like it's being expelled by a fetus.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I've only recently heard fleet Foxes. I don't read music media much and heard about them through friends.

I prefer the album probably because I was introduced to them through it, then bought the ep later.

They're doing well in the uk, selling out most of their october tour already! I've got my tickets for Birmingham....can't wait!
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Fleet Foxes's album is easily one of my top 10 albums of the year. I love all the brilliant vocal melodies they use in their songs. Can't wait till the winter to listen to it, as it is most definetly a winter album, imo.
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