The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter (American/Universal Music Canada)

If you were among the throes of people that caught the Avetts during this year’s Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, I don’t need to tell you how great these guys are. If you’re not familiar with the band, imagine a mix of country, rock and folk music all rolled up into one. The Avetts undeniably push the boundaries of the country-folk spectrum but for those willing to take the chance in giving The Carpenter a chance will be aurally rewarded with what will arguably be one of the best records of the year.