Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Songs of the Year - "Helplessness Blues"

There's still plenty of time for me to change my mind, but the sophomore effort from Fleet Foxes didn't quite click for me the way the debut did. Having said that, the album is very good, and contains some truly great songs - including the title track.

The way the song changes gears in midstream is part of its power. And in this live performance, you can see that the band is becoming much more confident in its own ability to perform songs that sound almost pristine on the records.

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