Overrated? You must be joking! If anything they're underrated! They've written some of the most incredible music that's ever graced these ears. As far as bands in their prime very few bands can compare to Fleet Foxes. My Morning Jacket is the only band I can think of off the top of my head that does.
Can you further develop this statement? This is not sarcasm, I'm honestly interested by what you're saying here. Your wording is a bit vague, so I want to know if you're saying:
a) That Fleet Foxes, in their prime (now) have very few competitors in terms of other bands? i.e., that prime Fleet Foxes is historically good, better than bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, whatever band people think is the best?
b) That out of all the bands that could be considered "in their prime" right now, Fleet Foxes is among the best? So out of a peer group of, say, Arcade Fire/My Morning Jacket/Wilco/Animal Collective/etc., you think Fleet Foxes is the top?
I was confused by your wording, just trying to parse whether you think FF is good or historically good.
forgive me if this has been covered... but according to the band's myspace page, The Whigs are playing saturday june 11th at the Roo... anyone know anything about this? I can't believe these guys haven't come back since 2007. They were incredibly fun at 1am in the Troo Music Lounge...