Nearly 10 years after releasing their festival-favourite self-titled album, Fleet Foxes are back with Crack-Up.
And although there was an album sometime in 2011, it was their debut that caught my attention.
Its lush soundscape was a welcome and elaborate addition to an oversaturated ‘indie’ market at the time. So how do they sound nowadays?
Although I wouldn’t call Crack-Up progressive, there’s a certain charm about this album when placed among today’s electronic-driven market. It reminds you that, sometimes, a nine-minute epic featuring a string quartet can be accessible, too.
And the elaborate, old idea that a band with instruments can achieve a level of enlightenment that a synth just can’t. Ever.
This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 170. You can read it here.