This year is going to be one of the best for music in a long time. Four of my favorite musicians are releasing albums this year. I’ve already posted about Jeffrey Foucault (why haven’t you bought that album yet?). Now Josh Ritter (listen to the entire album–The Animal Years—here!)–again, I’m thinking “Thin Blue Flame” is the best song of the year; instant classic–, Bill Mallonee (Permafrost), and Woven Hand (Mosaic) are set to release their new albums. Good. And Good.