What’s my name, what’s my station, oh, just tell me what I should do I don’t need to be kind to the armies of night that would do such injustice to you Or bow down and be grateful and say “sure, take all that you see” To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls and determine my future for me
My progression of listening to Fleet Foxes new album Crack-Up
Current album rankings: Fleet Foxes EP: [8/10] Helplessness Blues: [9.8/10] Two released Crack-Up songs: [7.5/10]
1st listen: ……………ok. really, that’s it huh? ok then. [6/10] 2nd listen: there definitely were a few good things in there but… i mean it totally is them and their sound but… different in a new way and its just… ok? i guess. 3rd listen: …alright this isn’t as good as their first two albums and im a bit disappointed at the structure of the whole product compared to them? maybe if i listen more… … 10th listen: ok ok ok. hold up. hold the fucking phone. i understand that new sound more… that was really interesting. thats… that’s something. and its good. [7/10] … 20th listen: …there’s… there’s something hidden in the mix here… its really good. theres layers of great stuff here, new stuff i hear with each listen. the melodies make sense in the context of the whole album, the flow is very much there and i am aware of how tasty it is. i was blind but now i see. this album is delicious. [8/10] … 30th listen: oh my god. the structure was always there, every song fits in its own neat place and has its own brilliant hook that strings the whole album together, the melodies of each song have little nuances of genius that linger in your subconscious, seasons your thoughts, accents your surroundings as you go about your day. holy shit…. this is very good material. [8.5/10] … 40th listen: i get it all now fuck fuck fuck [9/10]
Very proud to be published in this week’s Sunday The New York Times photographing some great dudes I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a for over 10 years who still blow my mind on every record. The Fleet Foxes photographed in Seattle, WA.
“I played an Elliott Smith song in the school talent show that year… and lost to the sexy dancers. When he died, I printed out “Elliott Smith R.I.P.” and handed it to everyone at school to have them put it in their yearbook or on the cover of their binders.”