11 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a six-year break during which frontman Robin Pecknold vanished to the Washington woods then reappeared as a college student in New York, Fleet Foxes return with a fresh sense of purpose. Expanding on the harmony-driven sound of their first two albums, Crack-Up boasts both pretty, straightforward folk tunes (“Naiads, Cassadies,” “Fool’s Errand”) and sprawling, suite-like explorations (“Third of May / Odaigahara,” “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar”) that are at once comforting and quietly avant-garde. It’s a balance that allows the band’s natural sweetness—and wild ambition—to shine.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After a six-year break during which frontman Robin Pecknold vanished to the Washington woods then reappeared as a college student in New York, Fleet Foxes return with a fresh sense of purpose. Expanding on the harmony-driven sound of their first two albums, Crack-Up boasts both pretty, straightforward folk tunes (“Naiads, Cassadies,” “Fool’s Errand”) and sprawling, suite-like explorations (“Third of May / Odaigahara,” “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar”) that are at once comforting and quietly avant-garde. It’s a balance that allows the band’s natural sweetness—and wild ambition—to shine.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
175 Ratings
175 Ratings
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Deep Consideration

Many people that listen to music looking for repetitive patterns and rhythms to make "good music" sometimes forget music can be more of an art or experience. Crack-Up is exactly what I would expect from the Fleet Foxes, they are not out to please the mainstream radio listener with your typical pop sound, it's more about connecting with the listener on an emotional level. If you don't have the patience or open mindedness to listen to an album like this, then you can go back to your 21 Pilots or Chainsmokers, but those who appreciate the Fleet Foxes for their musicianship will find another amazing album full of wonderfully crafted music that takes you on an endless journey.

ButterTop ,

Light at the end of the tunnel!

Hopefully we're passed Tillman's pontifications of political existentialism and fans can connect with these artists who remember being 'hungry and singing for their supper' from a place of humility, nuance, beauty and hope.
Let us no longer waste energy and time trying to change the minds of those who rely on the entertainment industry and materiality to make life choices...offer them something for their soul.

LilCosby ,

Boring and Monotonous

Sounds like a B sides from their previous work. Melodies aren't nearly as strong and the singer sounds like he's falling asleep.

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