It's barely April and I have what might be my favorite album of the whole year. The Joy of Motion, the new CD from Animals As Leaders, is just brilliant. I have their first two releases, and I respected them, but none of them have grabbed me like this one has. The melodies are captivating, the performances are astounding. I can't even think of enough superlatives to describe how great this is. You need to hear this wonderful album.
And don't even get me started on the breathtakingly gorgeous artwork. Seriously.