Four Thieves Gone
Label: Ramseur Records
Released in early 2006, the Avett Brothers' second studio LP is certified proof of the North Carolina trio's brilliance. There's a lot to love here, starting with the phenomenal, barn-burning "Talk on Indolence" and ending with the tender acapella of "Four Thieves Gone." Other highlights like "Colorshow," "Dancing Daze" Â featuring NYC antifolkie Pale Face Â and the gorgeous "Famous Flower of Manhattan" anchor the album, despite its awkward track sequencing. A must-listen for any fans of new Americana, punk, bluegrass or songs about girls.