1) Hammock – Departure Songs … the latest gorgeous awesomeness from the ambient instrumental duo.

2) Taylor Swift – Red … Pop country at its finest. I’m extra pumped about this record because the fantastic Aaron Sterling is on drums for half the tracks.

3) Jonsi – Go … Debut solo album from the Sigur Ros front man.

4) Andrew Peterson – Light for the Lost Boy … Nashville based CCM singer/songwriter/author. I admire Andrew’s work and attitude much more than many of his CCM contemporaries.

5) Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto … No explanation necessary.