Review: Fleet Foxes Stretch Out, Search for Meaning on the Masterful ‘Helplessness Blues’

Fleet Foxes, "Helplessness Blues"

Though Fleet Foxes sounded wise beyond their years on 2008’s self-titled debut, Helplessness Blues finds age creeping on singer Robin Pecknold. “So now I am older than my mother and father when they had their daughter,” he sings for the album’s opening line. “Now what does that say about me?” The nature of his question says a great deal about Pecknold’s band …

It’s one of the year’s great albums, so why not read more at The A.V. Club.

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