I had the estimable pleasure of speaking to the man behind what will surely be one of the year’s most highly acclaimed albums and, as it turns out, he didn’t seem so convinced of its greatness. Fleet Foxes main brain Robin Pecknold is humble to say the least, which is why I had to ask him how he wound up with the role of “Prophet” credited to him in the liner notes of Helplessness Blues. Read our talk to find out why that was a stupid question, and also to read the man’s thoughts on life, work, death and George Lucas.
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I love Fleet Foxes. I actually prefer Helplessness Blues more than their self-titled album. Montezuma is such a standout, and it makes me feel good and energized everytime I listen to it. Pecknold is a genius, actually the whole band is.
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