Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas - # 8

Song of the Year # 8

You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds

The last thing we need here on the Skog Blog is another post full of Ben Folds gushing and blowhardery so I will just get right to the tune. The following is from the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

Album of the Year # 8

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

How might one describe Fleet Foxes? Folk? Pop? Harmonic Rock? Fleet Foxes is an unbelievable debut. Again this album, like others on the Top 12 list, sounds old school (you might be sensing a pattern perhaps) but this kind of retro is more like CSNY or other folk rock bands from the 60's. The two creators of the band, Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, met in a Seattle High School and became friends based upon their mutual love of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. After a few demos and EPs they finally released their debut to much critical acclaim yet minimal commercial success in June of 2008. This album will hopefully continue to gain popularity and Fleet Foxes will see the success they deserve for many years to come. Someone was kind of enough to upload their entire album onto youtube so here it is in its entirety. Definitely listen if you are a fan of My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and bands of their ilk.


brohammas said...

Not to distract too much from your list, which is doing just fine without my help... who am I kidding, I should be kept as far from your list as possible lest I corrupt it.

But have you heard Q-Tip's latest album, the Renaissance? Not that Hip-Hop must be represented here but that album represents (I am a master at making any slang corny).

kg said...

Q-Tip's album has been in heavy rotation on the Skog player this past month. It was another one of those that I was angry to leave off of the list but the albums in my Top 12 I had been enjoying longer this year if that makes sense.