like many reviewers here, i was a rabid fleet foxes fan who awaited this album with the greatest anticipation. i even considered bidding thousands on the test pressing to benefit the japanese tsunami victims. but in short, i was extremely disappointed.
i won't go into that here, but i bet people like me share this frustration. countless "best of 2011 so far" lists - in fact, every one i've seen, includes this album. as a result, i trust the rankings less.
i love being turned on to new music, and paying for it. so what i'd love is a "best of 2011" list that does NOT include Helplessness Blues.
anyone know of any? i'm fascinated to find out what's on such a list.