I really dug the first Band of Horses album. It was a sad, country-ish, slightly psychedelic record with a voice that reminded me of the guy from The Flaming Lips. That sentence alone will turn-off most of my friends.
Their new album is sad sometimes, but it turns up the rock and the hooks. The songs are mostly beautiful, with occasionally choruses that make you want to put air drum while you’re driving. Check out tracks 1 (Is There a Ghost) and 3 (No One’s Gonna Love You) for evidence.
It’s the first record in months that’s made me want to just put it on repeat and drive around a lot.