Album #15: Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues is just packed with incredible sounding acoustic guitars, amazing vocals, and some truly impressive songs. While it’s not a huge jump from their stellar debut, it shows that that record wasn’t a fluke. I’d say more but it’s late and I’m tired…but these songs are great.
Song #15: The Butcher by Radiohead
The b-side of a 12″ released shortly after the release of The King Of Limbs, The Butcher was one of my favourite Radiohead songs of the year. I can see how it might not have fit onto the record (it’s a bit nastier than the rest of TKOL) but it deserves more than b-side status. Here’s hoping the band bust out this one on the road next year because it really is a great song. Especially the last half.
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