12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Big Thief has been known to tackle intensely personal themes: family histories, deaths, isolation, fear. Here, on their expansive third album, the New York indie rock band shifts its gaze outward and into the unknown. "Just like a bad dream/You'll disappear,” frontwoman Adrianne Lenker coos on the title track. "And I imagine you/Taking me outta here.” Through gentle strums and hushed, tumbling melodies, the band wonders: Who's out there? Are they as strange as we are? What’s real? The second F in the album’s title stands for “friend”—an optimistic embrace of all things unfamiliar or alien. Their songs—comforting, eerie, folksy, magnificent—do the same.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Big Thief has been known to tackle intensely personal themes: family histories, deaths, isolation, fear. Here, on their expansive third album, the New York indie rock band shifts its gaze outward and into the unknown. "Just like a bad dream/You'll disappear,” frontwoman Adrianne Lenker coos on the title track. "And I imagine you/Taking me outta here.” Through gentle strums and hushed, tumbling melodies, the band wonders: Who's out there? Are they as strange as we are? What’s real? The second F in the album’s title stands for “friend”—an optimistic embrace of all things unfamiliar or alien. Their songs—comforting, eerie, folksy, magnificent—do the same.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

lomojunkie71 ,

Wow! Right Up My Alley

This is the first time I've ever heard of this band. I discovered them on Pitchfork. They gave the album a 9.2 out of 10. That is very unusual for Pitchfork. Mainly they rate the "Best New Music" in the low to mid 8s. When I saw a 9.2 I had to check this band out. I was not dissapointed at all. The more you listen to this album the more you discover. The background samples are superb. The use of delay and echo is fantastic. I recommend this to anyone who likes obscure bands. They are a mix of Deerhunter, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Beck, Bill Evans, Cat Power, Department of Eagles, and Songs: Ohia all mixed together. Buy this now!

Das Boone ,

Nice

First 3 songs kill it - Stoney, shoe-gaze, wondererous.

SCumbers ,

I’m loving This!!

4AD you’ve done it again!!! I love this song and the album I’m so excited for!!!

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