Fleet Foxes – Crack Up

Released in 2017 on Nonesuch Records

Format: LPx2


Overview

Compared to the immediate songwriting and lush textures of Helplessness Blues, the progressive folk-rock opus Crack Up feels like an impenetrable wilderness on first listen; Its dense, tangled arrangements and complex compositions seem to mirror the intricate layers of self that need to be peeled back when diving within your being to find your wholeness. The lyrics confirm the idea that the cure for loneliness is found in aloneness. “To be held within one’s self is deathlike, oh I know”.

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