NPR's first listen page has even more of my most anticipated albums of 2009 for free and unlimited listen. Buy the discs anyway, assholes.
M. Ward - "Hold Time"
His 2006 disc "Post War" is brilliant and I have yet to get his 2008 "She & Him" collabo with Zooey Deschanel. The new album wont be released until February 17.
Fans of Wilco and Ryan Adams need apply.
Andrew Bird - "Noble Beast"
I am but an Andrew Bird beginner. The multitalented violinist/indie pop genius has released a whole gang of albums, but I only have scatter shot knowledge. Time to figure it all out before this actually drops. Dammit, it came out today (01-20-09)