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NORTHWEST BANDS LAND AMONG BEST ALBUMS OF 2011
December 12, 2011, 11:47 am
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Rolling Stone
We’ve written extensively about Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues, but not without good reason. The NW band is making waves in the national music scene, garnering accolades left and right, even a GRAMMY nomination for best album. Rolling Stone Magazine seems to agree, listing the album at no. 4 in the top 50 best albums of 2011. Helplessness Blues was also listed at No. 12 in Uncut’s “Top 50” list as well.

Fleet Foxes aren’t the only NW band to be recognized this year. Portland’s The Decemberists came out with The King is Dead earlier this year, debuting at the top of the US album chart. Rolling Stone Magazine listed the album at #7 in their best albums of 2011. The hit single, Down by the Water from the aforementioned album, has also been nominated for a GRAMMY.

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Fleet Foxes Honored At Mojo Awards
June 12, 2009, 10:53 am
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Billboard.biz
Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes was named best live act by Mojo magazine at its annual awards ceremony in London. Fleet Foxes beat Leonard Cohen, Seasick Steve, Paul Weller and Radiohead to the live award, although they lost out in the other two categories for which they were nominated. Kings of Leon, nominated for two awards, did not win anything. Now in its sixth year, the Mojo Honours List is voted for at the mojo4music Web site, with some special awards decided by a judging panel. U.K. rock act Blur, which has reformed for a summer tour including two 50,000-capacity London Hyde Park shows on July 2 and 3, won the inspiration award.