By Marc Vera
November 01, 2006 at 12:00 PM EST

Vibraphone. That’s all you need to know. It’s the first thing you hear on Copeland‘s new album Eat, Sleep, Repeat but it won’t be the last. Of course, I’m assuming you’ll be as entranced with the record as I am. (Seriously, I’ve heard it at least 40 times… I think there’s a drug hidden inside because I can’t stop hitting the repeat button.)

If you haven’t heard of Copeland before, here’s a short, sweet, description that will blow your mind. Take equal parts Pablo Honey-era Radiohead (“Control Freak“), the best of lounge-y Rufus Wainwright (“Love Affair”), kick in some 60’s boy-band harmonies, the saddest melodies ever played by strings and piano, and add the occasional angelic vocal addition of Anna Becker, and there you have it! This is what music should sound like.

In my little world, this is by far, the best album of the year. It’s so thoughtfully written that when asked what itsounds like, the only thing that comes out is “brilliant,” and it’s theabsolute truth.

What do you think of Copeland? Am I on crack?