Fret not, shufflers! Christopher Owens came through. This man of pure talent has released his first solo album, Lysandre, and it is not one to miss, trust me. From the very opening track, you are encompassed by an enchanting medieval flashback of glistening woodwinds and acoustics. It really sets the stage for the rest of the album. From then on, you are taken through Christopher's solo journey of his own musical perspective -- endearing, sophisticated, intelligent and eloquent. The perfect combination of easy listening and rock.
Don't wait any longer! You must give Lysandre a listen. It's guaranteed to make many "Best Of" lists this year.