Music Monday 12.7.09

My Best Albums of 2009 list is in the works. Look for it near the end of the year. A fine year for audiophiles. Go check my 2008 and 2007 lists.

Avett Brothers are getting some end of the year, end of the decade love.

The Swell Season, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, make beautiful music. If you haven't seen the movie Once where Hansard and Irglova first captured the world's attention, I highly recommend it. Their new album, Strict Joy (7.99 version - 12 songs, deluxe version $11.99 - 31 songs), is very good. "High Hope" is a new song that I've only seen in this video. Glen uses colorful language, but I hope that won't keep you from hearing this beautiful song. Also, take note of the harmonies from the crowd and one woman in particular...(via)

If you haven't read them yet, go read my reviews of the two new Christmas albums from Daniel Renstrom (download) and Bifrost Arts (download/CD). Both are great albums. I also recommend Folk Angel: Christmas Songs EP (3 songs) from Jeff Capps (@jeffcapps) and others at The Village Church.

Serena-Maneesh = cool. Liked their debut album. Next one should be good. Yes, this is a crank it up moment...

Good, cheap music...