Burst Apart by the Antlers was in my favourite five albums of 2011 and is still a favourite of mine 4 years later.
All 11 tracks are great but Hounds has stuck with me. It’s repeating melody starts gently along with the vocals but over time more layers are added to the track untill brass forces its way into the mix creating direction, the rest of the instrumentation is then stripped away giving the vocals poignancy for the tracks conclusion.
The track also has a really nice atmosphere. It sounds like the whole thing was recorded in one space with a particular ambience. This reverb makes the whole thing drift arround providing some lovely textures without ever loosing control into a muddy mix.