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It's now twenty years since grunge emerged from then culturally isolated Seattle and Fleet Foxes, the eponymous debut album from the city's latest heroes, demonstrates just how much American independent rock has mutated in that time. The five young members of Fleet Foxes make up a very different sort of rock band, describing their own music as "baroque harmonic pop jams". Even that understates the depths of the quintet's effortless vocal harmonies and gently woozy, folky feel. Of their contemporaries only the enigmatic Midlake and My Morning Jacket at their most fragile come close, but neither could have cooked up the Beach Boys spiritual of "White Winter Hymnal" or its more powerful companion piece "Ragged Wood". In fact Fleet Foxes happily admit to aspiring to an earlier tradition--not just obvious antecedents like the Byrds, the Association, Neil Young and, especially, David Crosby's famously unfocussed solo album If Only I Could Remember My Name but ancient English folk songs and their late

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  • )   Fleet Foxes
  • 1-A1)   Sun It Rises
  • 1-A2)   White Winter Hymnal
  • 1-A3)   Ragged Wood
  • 1-A4)   Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
  • 1-A5)   Quiet Houses
  • 1-A6)   He Doesn't Know Why
  • 1-B1)   Heard Them Stirring
  • 1-B2)   Your Protector
  • 1-B3)   Meadowlarks
  • 1-B4)   Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 1-B5)   Oliver James
  • )   Sun Giant EP
  • 2-A1)   Sun Giant
  • 2-A2)   Drops In The River
  • 2-A3)   English House
  • 2-B1)   Mykonos
  • 2-B2)   Innocent Son

Track listing above is from 2008-Jun-03 | US | Sub Pop - SP 777 LP

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