I love the music that NPR features on their site. I always find an eclectic mix--from folk, to rock, to jazz, to classic punk, to bluegrass. Today as I surfed the newsfeed on Facebook, I caught wind of the new album from The Decemberists, The King is Dead that is featured on NPR. I took some time this evening to listen to it, and it...is....beautiful. The band features bluegrass singer Gillian Welch (I just happen to be learning a few tunes she sings...) singing warm alto harmonies which is a good balance to lead singer Colin Meloy's classic, bright tone. This is an album you can work to, read to, or simply sit and listen to. Check it out before it hits shelves in a few weeks; it'll make you want to buy it!