I should probably hold off on saying this for a few more days, until I’ve had a chance to listen through it more, but the best album of the year so far is The Midnight Organ Fight by the Scottish band <a href=”http://www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit”>Frightened Rabbit</a>. I’ve tried to put on my amateur rock critic hat and find some really eloquent words to describe them, but about all I can come up with is that the album is freaking brilliant. I discovered them this morning through the excellent <a href=”http://fuelfriends.blogspot.com/”>I Am Fuel, You Are Friends</a> blog and immediately went out and bought the album. It’s been a long time since I had such a strong emotional connection to an album on my first listen. It’s only 1:00 and I’m already on listen #4.

Check their MySpace site or <a href=”http://hypem.com/”>The Hype Machine</a> for some tracks. You will not be disappointed.