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A gently unfolding album full of beautiful melodies,
This review is from: Fleet Foxes (Audio CD)
After hearing alot of hype about this album I decided to give it a go. On the first listen, I must admit to not being that impressed. It didn't seem to live up to the hype. But then after a few more listens it just seems to make sense somehow. The music and voices just blend together to create a magical, relaxing album. I accept that saying it's relaxing may make some people want to vomit and look elsewhere but it's not what you think! Parts of this record remind me of Bon Iver and My Morning Jacket and it's a comparision well earned in my opinion. I can easily see this becoming a 5 star record with even more listens. I think if you enjoy either of the artists mentioned above or other bands like Grandaddy, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Beach Boys or The Wrens then there is much for you to enjoy and marvel at on this excellent album. If I was forced to pick my favourite songs then I'd say White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, Tiger Mountain Peasant Song and Your Protector. Highly recommended.