Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 11th October 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (NSW time) was :
"Helplessness Blues", by Fleet Foxes (from 2011)
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?
- Helplessness Blues, from American folk/baroque-pop group Fleet Foxes, has received critical acclaim upon its release, and it has an average score of 86 on the review aggregate site Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim."
- Andy Gill of The Independent gave the album five out of five stars, and states the "group manage to make giant strides creatively without jettisoning their core sound."
- Larry Fitzmaurice of Pitchfork Media states the album's "analytical and inquisitive nature never tips into self-indulgence. Amidst the chaos, the record showcases the band's expanded range and successful risk-taking, while retaining what so many people fell in love with about the group in the first place."
- Chris Martins of The A.V. Club states "it's sophisticated, truth-seeking songs like these that make Helplessness Blues feel as timeless and immortal as that man on the screen."
- It was named the best album of the first half of 2011 by The Tune. (Source)