To be perfectly honest 2008 hasn't been a particularly good year for music thus far. Fleet Foxes debut LP arrives with a lot of hype, and it turns out deservedly so. Folk music is currently having a massive impact on the indie/rock scene since the likes of The Magic Numbers, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine came to the forefront.
Fleet Foxes add some Beach Boys harmonies and the lead singer has a wonderful voice, sometimes reminisent of Jeff Buckley in my opinion. The music is experimental at times but always backed by strong harmonies. The album doesn't have a weak track and remains interesting and challenging throughout.
One of my favourities of the year so far.