2. Minus the Bear - Omni (My Time)I was late to the party with this band (fell in love with the soulfully chilling Planet of Ice) and have held strong ever since. I keep saying they are the next "Tears for Fears"... and now for the catchiest song from their repertoire.
3. Animals as Leaders - Animals As Leaders (CAFO)More prog-rock? *SHOCK&AWE* Still, when a friend dropped this in my lap I must have listened to the beautifully instrumented & ever so slightly vicious record front to back on loop at least a dozen times. THIS is serious string & percussive talent.