NOW: THE DECEMBERISTS – THE KING IS DEAD (2011)
“Don’t Carry it all,” “Let the yoke fall from our Shoulders,” “Raise a glass to turnings of the season” — The seasons are the topics for The Decemberists. They start off this year with one of the best albums of the year. Going through every season with mandolins, violin, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and tambourine. The sound is earthy, comforting and very melodic. The use of words travel through the mountains to higher places.
THEN: NEIL YOUNG – COMES A TIME (1978)
This was one of my favorite Neil Young albums. It also has a very comforting and soothing experience. I thought this was the perfect complement to the above now. This music is timeless and classic and makes you want to put on a pair of boots and denim and climb mountains up a new horizon. “Lotta Love” is a amazing song that will stick with you forever. This is what we all want.