That is the only way to describe this album! Wasn't crazy about it at first, but after seeing them live I was blown away and now love all of these songs!
Brilliant!!! Welcome Back Fleet Foxes!!!
The Fleet Foxes are back with more age in their new album Crack-Up!!! You need to experience this album live!!! This band grows smoother and more glorious with time!
So this is one of the very, very few times that Itunes review has it right. There is a natural sweetness to the sound. That is the essence of this band. It is ethereal, yes. It is chamberistic, to make up a word, but it is also lovely. And, that's just fine.
All that time for this?
By destroy lucas
it's just boring. A few bright spots but mostly just....blah.
Glad They're Back!
With that said, I didn't find their latest album to be as addicting as their first two. Certainly there's a few good songs, such as "third of may," and "naiades, cassaides," but the rest of the album was just kind of a jumble of droning vocals. It's pleasant to listen too, but it's not endearing. As a backpacker, I absolutely loved their first two albums. I remember humming "Oliver James," and "Ragged Wood," endlessly while backpacking through the smokies. Their tone and themes were a backpacker's wet dream. I had been looking forward to this album for a very long time after having been heartbroken over the Fleet Foxes temporary hiatus. This album is a good start, and I love you fleet foxes but don't forget your beginnings that made us all fall in love with music again.
By Bret Powell
Many fleet foxes songs were written before this album. Hopefully many will be written after.
Amazing follow up to helplessness blues
By Cocteau twins fan
Just listen to this masterpiece!
One of there best
Some of the songs take a few listens but all in all it's a great album.
A cool breeze on a warm summer day.
Sad, haunting, beautiful.
It's an amazing album. It's equal parts sad, haunting, beautiful and real. What else ya expect from a Fleet Foxes album?