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|Fleet Foxes Ranked|
I'm back! Sadly, I'm not bringing you another list where I ask you a question, copy your answers and call it a day. Instead, I'm ranking the discography of my favourite folk band (you should probably recommend me some more), Fleet Foxes.
The EP that started it all. Standing at only 5 tracks and 20 minutes, Sun Giant is the most concise FF release to date. Their music got a lot better after this EP, but there's still some great songs on here, especially Drops in the River and of course Mykonos.
Probably controversial but the FF self-titled is my least favourite studio album of theirs. While it has a lot of great songs (White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, He Doesn't Know Why), many of the tracks feel unfinished. FF kept on perfecting their craft after this debut.
Shore is by far FF's most accessible album. After the ambitious Crack-Up, the band went back to a simpler style, writing an album that feels like its cover art. This rubbed some people the wrong way, but I find Shore to be a great album, albeit less amazing than their previous records. Standout-tracks include Featherweight, Maestranza, and Quiet Air / Gloria.
Apparently the FF album of choice among fans, and why not? It's an undeniably great album. While the title track clearly takes the cake here, both "The Plains / Bitter Dancer" and "The Shrine / An Argument" are some of FF's best long songs.
Another FF album that split the fanbase. While some found the experimentation on this album to be a little pretentious, I think it works out beautifully. This album is a grower, one that I had to listen to five - maybe six - times before it finally clicked. Interestingly, the most popular song of this album, If You Need To Keep Time On Me, is among the weaker songs on the tracklist. The standouts include Cassius, Third of May, Kept Woman, and the title track.
|Need to jam Crack-Up more. Helplessness Blues is my fave |
|I was totally prepared to come in here and tear this list apart for not getting #1 right, but lo and behold, there's someone else around who knows the truth. |
|In fact this would be my exact ranking|
|Nice list, very consistent band. My ranking would probably go 1, 4, 2, 3, 5.|
|Really digging Shore lately but yeah, 1 is 1|
|4 is 1|
|Shore is bottom for me. Such a snoozefest. Do that and I don't have much of a problem with the list although Crack Up and HB are very interchangeable. |
|3 is 1|
|"I was totally prepared to come in here and tear this list apart for not getting #1 right, but lo and behold, there's someone else around who knows the truth. |
In fact this would be my exact ranking
|“Mykonos” is one of my favourite songs ever. HB is one of my favourite albums ever. Other than that I don’t care much about their output, unfortunately.|
|I need to jam crack up more too. Personal faves are helplessness and shore. |