6. Band of Horses-Cease to Begin (Review)
Also a candidate for best sophomore album of 2007 (tied with Amy Winehouse), BoH prove that the loss of an essential bandmember need not be a death knell but instead can be a way to grow. This album stays true to the indie rock sound and formula, but integrates an Americana feel. Pure magic. I get chills every time I hear, â€œIs There A Ghost?â€
Here’s a concert from October of this year, proving why the band deserves my #6 slot. A few tastes, then a zip.