Artist: White Denim Track: "Sex Prayer"/"Mirrored and Reversed" Album: Fits Listen

This Austin trio nearly explodes on much of this wild, soaring, raging, ecstatic album. Things are fairly subdued on this pair of tracks, but they speak to White Denim's skill at sequencing an album and lacing it with various tones, moods and textures. Inventive, all of them.

Don't be surprised to see Fits on my year-end list.