Although the attempt to define Fleet Foxes' sound is impossible just by naming one or two older groups with a similar sound, after listening to their s/t debut lp I was spontaneously led to remove the dust from my Deja Vu copy and to spin it on my turntable. That was it! I had forgotten the vibes this album can create. I owe one big 'thank you' to the Fleet Foxes who 'forced' me to remember it and another one for releasing such a masterpiece.
album review link (allmusic): here
download link: here (mirrorcreator) and here (rapidshare)
Update: Another two good reasons for uploading this album have emerged. The first one is of course that Deja Vu is among the best lp releases of Atlantic records. The four uploads dedicated to Jerry Wexler that follow this post are all Atlantic's releases. So Deja Vu, although not a Wexler production, could (indirectly) be also part of the posts dedicated to him.
The second one is the release of the movie "CSNY / Déjà Vu" which documents the quartet's 2006 Freedom of Speech tour. The film includes a wealth of information about the Iraq War, and the film's anti-war stance gets as much attention as the group's musical performances.