Tag: folk

MUSIC REVIEW | Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)


What happened to rock and roll?  I know, that’s a very old man, out of touch thing to ask.  But what happened that audiences seem content with watered down, soft, wet music with no guts to it?  Until now, I would have lazily blamed it on Mumford and Sons, just because they have a high enough profile that I’ve actually heard of them.  But now I have a new target for my aging rock fan anger.  Now, I have Fleet Foxes and their oh so creatively titled album, Fleet Foxes.

Look, opening an album with bearded white guys in their 20s busting out some gospel style harmonies isn’t the most promising start, but I’m trying to keep an open mind and give the album the benefit of the doubt, at least for the first few songs.  But Sun it Rises is kind of a perfect amalgamation of everything I was fearing Fleet Foxes might be.  Put on heart and soul, stretching to sound earned, that just seems very calculated to me. (more…)