Ten years ago today, on Oct. 10th 2007, Radiohead self-released their seventh studio album In Rainbows, after breaking from their former label. In Rainbows was announced and released on Radiohead’s blog, with pay-what-you-want download link. They were the first major band to do this, and it sparked international debate about revolutionizing the role of the music industry, garnering mostly positive reactions. The album received critical acclaim, won 2 Grammys, and was named one of the top albums of 2007. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked In Rainbows as #336 on the updated list of Greatest 500 Albums of All Time.
Take a look back and give it a spin:
RIYL- Beirut, Bon Iver, Band of Horses
Fleet Foxes are a folk band from Seattle, Washington that originally formed under the name The Pineapples in 2006. With two well received albums and a few EPs under their belt, they are known to be one of the top modern day folk bands out there. The band is fronted by Robin Pecknold and includes an array of instrumentalists that create a sound that is their own unlike sounding like the tons of folk bands out there. Also, they feature great harmonies (as seen here) which is what really drew me to them.
If you have ever wanted to start listening to Fleet Foxes, now is a great time to start because they do not have a lot of work out there and it is rumored that they have another album coming out soon. To get you started, I have made a list of my favorite songs from their two albums Fleet Foxes and Helplessness Blues
10. “He Doesn’t Know Why” – Fleet Foxes
9. “Oliver James” – Fleet Foxes
8. “Montezuma” – Helplessness Blues
7. “The Plains / Bitter Dancer” – Helplessness Blues
6. “The Shrine / An Argument” – Helplessness Blues
5. “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
4. “Helplessness Blues” – Helplessness Blues
3. “Ragged Wood” – Fleet Foxes
2. “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” – Fleet Foxes
1. “Blue Ridge Mountains” – Fleet Foxes