Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

February 1, 2011

Who did not love Fleet Foxes self-titled debut album? It was on nearly everyone’s favorite albums of 2008 list and was highly critically acclaimed. Let’s face it, this album was incredible. And now, we are coming close to the release of their sophomore album, “Helplessness Blues.” Fleet Foxes have stated that their second album will sound “less poppy, less upbeat and more groove-based” and maybe this means we are not going to see the same kind of repeating melodies we saw on “Mykonos” or “White Winter Hymnal,” but that does not mean we are going to be losing the passion we have always loved hearing from Fleet Foxes. As we can hear from the title track, Fleet Foxes have not lost their attractiveness whatsoever (although I have to say, I don’t care for the album art too much).