Album
Helplessness Blues
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Artist
Fleet Foxes

Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on 19 reviews
2011 Ranking: #4 / 619
USER SCORE
86
Based on
112 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

94
Beats Per Minute

Fleet Foxes have become a band who will not stop pushing, who will challenge themselves to avoid stagnancy, who will work with both their instruments and their minds.

90
musicOMH

Helplnessness Blues is not a reinvention, but rather a refinement.

90
No Ripcord

Helplessness Blues is a cosmic, bombastic record, undaunted and ready to expose itself on every corner with a whole lot of heart.

90
Consequence of Sound

It’s an album that makes you sad that it’s not longer; sad that it can’t just go on forever.

88
Pitchfork

The record showcases the band's expanded range and successful risk-taking, while retaining what so many people fell in love with about the group in the first place.

80
Drowned in Sound

It’s a richer, more diverse sound than their self-titled LP or the Sun Giant EP.

80
PopMatters

This is a dynamic record that improves on the band’s already impressive accomplishments in every way.

40
NME

Fleet Foxes suck. They’re the soy-latte house band of Starbucks.

User Reviews

93

Best Track: Helplessness Blues, The Shrine/An Argument, Blue Spotted Tail, or Grown Ocean
Worst Track: Sim Sala Bim
Most Overrated Track: n/a
Most Underrated Track: Battery Kinzie

95

Blown away buy this album, even more impressed with they're show.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 3, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Sub Pop
GENRE: Indie Folk
WEBSITE: fleetfoxes.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 18 - Amazon
# 21 - American Songwriter
# 18 - BBC
# 13 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 13 - Clash
# 14 - Consequence of Sound
# 28 - DIY
# 3 - FILTER
# 3 - MOJO
# 4 - No Ripcord
# 28 - Obscure Sound
# 3 - One Thirty BPM
# 2 - Paste
# 18 - Pazz and Jop
# 15 - Pitchfork
# 1 - PopMatters
# 20 - Prefix
# 3 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 4 - Rolling Stone
# 33 - SPIN
# 31 - Stereogum
# 27 - The Fly
# 20 - The Guardian
# 12 - Uncut
# 4 - Under the Radar
TRACK LIST
  1. Montezuma 
  2. Bedouin Dress 
  3. Sim Sala Bim 
  4. Battery Kinzie 
  5. The Plains/Bitter Dancer 
  6. Helplessness Blues 
  7. The Cascades 
  8. Lorelai 
  9. Someone You'd Admire 
  10. The Shrine/An Argument 
  11. Blue Spotted Tail 
  12. Grown Ocean
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