Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The First Great Album of the Year.

My first encounter with First Aid Kit was seeing them open for Lykke Li last year. At the time I commented that they were like the Mamas & the Papas minus the Papas only better. Now that their album The Lion's Roar has dropped on me, I realize that they are better than my earliest analysis. The Lion's Roar is quite magnificent, sparse yet magnificently performed and recorded. Fabulous twin vocals, modern sensibilities, and classic folk arrangements creating a perfect alt-folk world of sound. The first great rekkid of 2012.

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