The Sadies – Darker Circles (Outside Music)

One of Canada’s best bands (both on record and in concert), The Sadies deliver another outstanding effort with Darker Circles. Teaming up with Producer Gary Louris again, the psychedelic country band explores sombre territory as they did on their previous record but rarely can a band make desolation and alienation sound so good. Even through the regret looming in a track like Cut Corners, the energy infused in other songs such as Postcards and Violet & Jeffrey Lee help make this album one of the year’s best to date.