I just can’t get into them. NPR is streaming their new record and I tried to listen to it but it really did nothing for me. It’s not like I have a thing against folk music, because I don’t. I’ve gotten a lot of folk type stuff this year and have enjoyed it (in fact I’m a HUGE Chuck Ragan fan) but there’s something about Fleet Foxes that I just can’t get. What am I missing?
Interestingly, while going through the NPR Music posts in my Google Reader I came across this story about Eliza Doolittle and decided to check out some of her videos on YouTube and was very impressed with what I heard. She has a sultry voice and great pop sensibilities. She kind of reminds me of a more soulful Lily Allen. I’m definitely going to have to get some of her stuff.
I just found it kind of interesting that it was the pop artist that I really liked and the alt country/folk artist that I didn’t like. Weird.
Here is an Eliza Doolittle video and a Fleet Foxes video. Which do you prefer?