#5 on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2011 is a sophomore release from a band that carried such acclaim around with them from their first album that it seemed entirely possible the pressure would get the better of them. And boy did it not. The record is Helplessness Blues by Seattle's Fleet Foxes. Its mix of baroque-styled instrumentation and unmistakeable harmonies showcases both growth and the throwback element you love about this band. Robin and Skye from the band came into Studio Q for a conversation with Jian back in June. Watch that conversation here. Below, check out their video for the epic "The Shrine / An Argument".