6. Infinite Arms
Best Of 2010 Albums - Band Of Horses

Picture yourself in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. From your window you see a gorgeous amber sun setting over a still lake. Nature overwhelms you. You pick up a guitar and start to write songs. Considering this is exactly what happened to Ben Bridwell, it’s guaranteed your songs will sound like those on ‘Infinite Arms’ - rich, harmonic, authentic Americana. “They weren’t even trying to be written, they just kind of came out,” Bridwell told Clash. “I don’t really know why it happens. There was calm ones - just staring out at the sunset on the lake - but there’s also upbeat stuff . So I don’t really know why or how it gets in there, but somehow it’s just because you’re in that setting. If I wasn’t there, it wouldn’t have got written.” Please keep racking up those Air Miles, Ben.

Best Bit: Bridwell’s spine-tingling heart-melting voice throughout. Neil Young is jealous.


Read Clash's interview with Band Of Horses HERE.
Read our original review of 'Infinite Arms' HERE.
Watch Ben Bridwell play ipod roulette for Clash HERE.

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