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Fleet Foxes

June 3, 2008

$9.49
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Sun it Rises
3:13
2
White Winter Hymnal
2:29
3
Ragged Wood
5:09
4
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
3:31
5
Quiet Houses
3:34
6
He Doesn't Know Why
3:22
7
Heard Them Stirring
3:04
8
Your Protector
4:11
9
Meadowlarks
3:13
10
Blue Ridge Mountains
4:27
11
Oliver James
3:23

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 3, 2008
  • Release Date: June 3, 2008
  • Label: Sub Pop Records
  • Copyright: 2008 Sub Pop Records
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  • Total Length: 39:36
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  • ASIN: B001A3AA0G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,624 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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130 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold me dear, into the night June 4, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Fleet Foxes are a rock band that sounds like no other -- imagine a pastoral choir overwhelming a sweeping folk-rock band, in the middle of a sunlit forest in the spring.

That's about the sound of the Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut album -- it's a stream of lush, jangly folk pop, edged with a touch of baroque and country-rock. While their "Sun Giant" EP was an excellent introduction, it's nothing compared to the rough-edged grandeur of the full-length album, with its glorious instrumentation and vivid lyricism.

The only really offputting part of the album is the opening five seconds, when an off-key chorale sings, "Reeeeed squirrel in the morning/Reeeeeeeed squirrel in the evening..."

Then the song suddenly melts into a gentle acoustic guitar shimmering with keyboard. "The sun rises, over my head/Hold me dear, into the night/Sun it will rise soon in the morn..." Robin Pecknold sings with all the solemnity of a choirboy. His voice soars over the steelier riffs and thumping drums, only to settle down with, "The sun rising, dangling there/Golden and fair, in the sky..."

Wow. When an intro is that lovely, just imagine what the songs that follow are going to be like.

In this case, it's the shifting folky "White Winter Hymnal," with its kettle drums and beautiful campfire harmonies ("I was following... I was following... I was following the pack/all swallowed in their coats/with scarves of red tied 'round their throats"), followed by the endearingly energetic rocker "Ragged Wood" ("You should come back home/back on your own now!").

It gets no less endearing after that: Gentle bluesy ballads, jangly folk-pop with lots of squiggly mellotron, sweeping pop chorales, bouncy countryish rockers with lots of intertwined guitars.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the Beach Boys of Winter August 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I heard something on WXPN that stirred me from my coffee and newspaper, but all I caught aside from the almost shape note singing was the name Fleet Foxes. Then someone I've been sharing musical knowledge with put in quite a few good words regarding this and Sun Giants. I eventually got around to picking this up at the local independant music store. I played it through a couple times and threw it on the pile. Then I started hearing it in the distance. A soft baroque chiming in the back of my head. Not the Zombies not Procol Harum nor Left Banke. Oddly rootsy. Sad like the last days of Summer. I ended giving it my full attention and played it over and over with special attention to Hymnal.
It was then I realized that they were the Beach Boys of Winter.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold me dear, into the night September 6, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Fleet Foxes are a rock band that sounds like no other -- imagine a pastoral choir overwhelming a sweeping folk-rock band, in the middle of a sunlit forest in the spring.

That's about the sound of the Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut album -- it's a stream of lush, jangly folk pop, edged with a touch of baroque and country-rock. While their "Sun Giant" EP serves as an excellent prologue (and is included as a bonus disc in the "Special Edition"), it's nothing compared to the rough-edged grandeur of the full-length album, with its glorious instrumentation and vivid lyricism. It's a stunning little composition.

The only really offputting part of the album is the opening five seconds, when an off-key chorale sings, "Reeeeed squirrel in the morning/Reeeeeeeed squirrel in the evening..."

Then the song suddenly melts into a gentle acoustic guitar shimmering with keyboard. "The sun rises, over my head/Hold me dear, into the night/Sun it will rise soon in the morn..." Robin Pecknold sings with all the solemnity of a choirboy. His voice soars over the steelier riffs and thumping drums, only to settle down with, "The sun rising, dangling there/Golden and fair, in the sky..."

Wow. When an intro is that lovely, just imagine what the songs that follow are going to be like.

In this case, it's the shifting folky "White Winter Hymnal," with its kettle drums and beautiful campfire harmonies ("I was following... I was following... I was following the pack/all swallowed in their coats/with scarves of red tied 'round their throats"), followed by the endearingly energetic rocker "Ragged Wood" ("You should come back home/back on your own now!").
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A full five from a Fleet Foxes fan May 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I picked up this CD on a whim when seeing it in the "Customers Also Bought These Items" when looking at a Decemberists CD. At first, the CD did not speak to me, with the exception of White Winter Hymnal, and the songs generally sounded the same. After about 3 listens through however, I had achieved a greater appreciation for the melodies that had been sewn into this LP, and some of them stuck in my head for days (especially Ragged Wood). The vocals are outstanding, reminding me at times of the band America, but Fleet Foxes are also able to invoke elaborate mental images of train whistles and wind with their harmonization. Many of the songs are written in a progressive style, and at times you may think you are on a different track number than you actually are, but Fleet Foxes don't miss a beat in delivering an altogether solid album from start to finish.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums for vinyl.
While the self-titled album Fleet Foxes garners a five star, I would say the greatest part of my purchase was the generously included EP Sun Giant. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the vinyl.
Fleet Foxes creates some of the most beautiful, interesting, and peaceful music I've heard in years. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ajg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great record!
This is one of my favorite records and on vinyl it sounds beautiful and calming. I bought this as a gift to my wife and she loves it as well. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andytoy
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this band
I can listen to the album for the first song to the last. There are a handful of artist whose albums I can say this about. I'm looking forward to their next release.
Published 2 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album to play on the record player
I love this album, and it sounds even better on vinyl. The package is very nice! I couldnt have asked for more.
Published 2 months ago by Melody Ayala
5.0 out of 5 stars super
I don't remember if I ever was SO impressed by a new artist. I've been listening to this album for weeks now. Great band, great songs, great album!
Published 3 months ago by Guest from LA
1.0 out of 5 stars Never again ordering vinyl from amazon.
Terrible quality pressing. It sounded like it was pressed incorrectly, we bought a different pressing from music direct and the tone quality was remarkably better.
Published 3 months ago by Dreadsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Awesomeness
Fantastically talented band. Folky prog rock at it's best.
Too bad J Tillman has departed.... but at least we also now get Father John Misty.
Published 3 months ago by Edward Wohlganger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vinyl
Shipped on time. Item is as described. Great vinyl. Fleet Foxes sound much better on vinyl then any entrainment system. Vinyl suits them.
Published 3 months ago by Joshua Patton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great album, better on vinyl. One of the best albums I've heard, this is a longtime favorite of mine. Great for any indie fan.
Published 4 months ago by J. Dehne
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