Odyssey (CD or Vinyl) - The Accidentals
The Accidentals' first album since signing with Sony Masterworks.
"It wasn't all that long ago that the qualities valued most highly in the youthful sectors of folk-pop and folk-rock were earnestness and simplicity. This was music made with minimum fuss — all four-on-the-floor foot stomps, straight-ahead strumming and spirited sing-along choruses.
The Accidentals were surely aware of that movement, though they'd barely reached high school in Traverse City, Mich., when Mumford & Sons blew up. But even back then, violinist Savannah Buist and cellist Katie Larson were occupied by making familiar MGMT and Led Zeppelin songs into pieces to which they could apply their classical chops. The impulse to make imaginative use of technique has been their organizing principle ever since." --Jewly Hight, NPR Music
Please note that vinyl albums are $30; the listed $15 applies only to CDs.