The best album I've heard in years.
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Punch Brothers - Punchhttp://www.myspace.com/punchbrothers
The technical virtuosity of the best bluegrass players in the world playing music with the complex harmonies of contemporary classical. I guarantee you've never heard anything like it. The only thing I'd fault about the album is that Chris Thile's voice, while adequate, doesn't compare with how mind blowingly awesome the instrumentals and the composition are. Also, it suffers from "great album syndrome" in that the first track isn't very good. (Every great album must have one bad or unbearable song, i.e. "The Crunge" or "Fitter Happier")
After being initially turned off by the complexity of the music, I've been listening to it non-stop since I got it last week, and discovering new things every time. I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't immediately turned off by hearing a banjo in a piece of music, which I understand is a fair percentage of the population.