Oh my, it appears a new Decemberists album is on its way for mid-January, entitled The King Is Dead (Jan 18th, 2011).

Three others registering juggernaut shapes on my radar are Barton Hollow
(Feb 1st, 2011)
, the debut studio album by The Civil Wars, The Hymn of a Broken Man
(Jan 12th, 2011)
by Times of Grace and, finally, the new release by Rue Royale called Guide to an Escape (Feb 2011). Oh 2011, you shape up so nicely already…