Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Amazing. Simply outstanding. A little 80s at times, but an amazing (and amazingly textured) album. Were it not for Lykke Li, this would be the runaway frontrunner for Album of the Year.
Favorite track: "Holocene"
Seeker Lover Keeper - Seeker Lover Keeper
This is the new band from Australians Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko, and Holly Throsby. I love Sally Seltmann, so I thought I'd check out this album. I like it. It's nice, pleasant folk music, with fantastic harmonies. I don't love it, but it's a nice little album.
Favorite track: "Even Though I'm a Woman"
The Violet Burning - The Story of Our Lives
Three discs worth of new music. It's quite a lot of music to get through, but there isn't a bad song on the album, and there's something to be said for that. It reminded me of what I love about them. Well worth the $25 (for the record, that $25 gets you the mp3 download, and a pdf scan of the artwork).
Favorite track: "Lights Out"
Kerosene Halo - Kerosene Halo