Monday, 1/1/2018 Spool Going Round Radio will run down our favorite albums of the year on 91.9fm KPTZ and on www.kptz.org
It’s time to run down some of the best albums of 2017 according to Spool Going Round. Fleet Foxes returned to form and delivered another incredible release this year. Here’s what we said when the album was released.
I have always loved songs that start out as one thing and completely morph into another. Fleet Foxes are taking this concept to a new higher level by doing their version of suites. “I am all that I need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint scar” is a perfect example and starts the album off. I wonder why more artists are not doing this, especially with this MP3 format and being such a singles driven listening experience these days, it makes sense that if you want the listener to experience three songs together: you would put them together as a suite.
I can’t help but feel that Fleet Foxes should spend their entire time recording because they are so fantastic at album making. Album making is becoming a lost art form and we must not let it die. It is important to our survival. This goes against my great love of seeing bands live (I also believe that the concert experience is what will bring the world together.) I have only seen Fleet Foxes live on video and it seems that these delicate pieces with beautiful harmonies must have trouble competing with an audience of chatter-boxes (bros talking) on loudmouth soup (alcohol) who believe that everything they say is brilliant and need to be heard by all (bloggers). Even with this being said the only way bands make money in 2017 is to tour. Fleet Foxes will take this album out on a pretty extensive road trip including shows in Seattle.
1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)
9. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis