Arguably one of my top picks from 2011 so far is Belle Brigade’s self-titled album. It’s got a healthy mix of alt. country, Americana/roots with a touch of some great mid-tempo alt. rock breakouts. “Where Not to Look for Freedom,” “Lonely, Lonely,” and “Losers” are just a few key tracks from this all-around stellar album. This is right up your alley if you enjoy the sweet sounds of well-known acts like Avett Bros. and Mumford & Sons. And if you like J.J. Cale, treat your ears to “Lucky Guy.”
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