Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
I love the very approach of Fleet Foxes. They seem to have no desire whatsoever to appear trendy. I know they are genuine in that although, obviously, that soon becomes a trendy stance in itself. I can see a bit of Rush in that dilemma. But they are simply natural, organic and are so well rooted in folk and rock that they can take both these extremes anywhere they want. This happens a lot on this incredible album which certainly shouldn't be lumped in an Americana basket. There is so much going on. They way they play and beautiful use of harmonies. I couldn't believe it when I first heard it but it gave me hope that there will always be something new happening in music, no matter what they say. Everything on this album is old but, when pieced together like this, it is truly groundbreaking.