“Hidden Lakes” by Shearwater

Shearwater’s The Golden Archipelago is the first great album of 2010 for me, a sweeping, grand album that is quite haunting. (If you’ve been looking for the true successor to Talk Talk’s throne, I suggest you start here.)

Hidden Lakes” is one of the album’s standouts, with Jonathan Meiburg’s plaintive voice paired with shimmering piano lines, delicate toybox-like chimes, and some elegiac cello.