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Fleet Foxes named Billboard album of 08

By | Published on Monday 5 January 2009

If you’d rather know what US music pundits reckoned was the best album of 2008, well, critics at American trade mag Billboard named Fleet Foxes’ eponymous debut their album of the year. The Seattle-based band were, as you presumably read for yourself, fourth in the HMV poll of polls.

The Billboard accolade follows news that the June release has scored UK indie label Bella Union their first gold record after the album shifted over 100,000 units in the UK.

Bella Union handled the UK release of the long player, released by Sub Pop in the US, via their partnership with Universal Music’s indie label partnership network Co-Op Music.