Title - ‘Shiver’ (TMC)
Artist - Sabians
Shiver is the best and will be the best album released this year. The Sabians have the total package. Thunderous percussive mastery (Chris Hakius), infectious bass (Rachel Fisher), surreal guitar sweetness, (Patrick Huerta) and emotional, searing vocals (Justin Marler). This album is most aptly named because Shiver is exactly what I do every time I listen to it! Let's hope 2004 sees another release from this great, great band.