The fleet foxes first album showed a lot of promise but the new offering is very disappointing. The distinctive harmonies are still there but the 'big' sound has been stripped back. Helplessness Blues has a simple and folksy sound which is one paced and frankly dull. Saw them last year live at Wolverhampton Civic, thought then that they lacked dynamism, were pre occupied with over tweaking their sound/guitars, forgot they had a paying audience waiting to be entertained. They will drift back into the folk circuit as it's the only place they are likely to be appreciated.