The best (and worst) part of doing end of year lists is finding albums which deserved far more listens during the year. The biggest "discovery" I've had in this time period is Driver Friendly's Bury A Dream. The fact that I had been anticipating the release of this album makes my late pass even more disheartening, but it's never too late to discover an absolutely fantastic album. Driver Friendly has been around the block for quite a while now, releasing the very solid Chase The White Whale back in 2008 under the name Driver F, but it took them four years to release the follow up. Bury A Dream is mature, yet insanely catchy pop rock of the best degree, set apart from most similar bands by their two brass players, trumpet player Juan Lopez and trombone player Andy Rector. Lopez and Rector add a special dimension to the band's sound that really puts their already great songwriting over the top. After the release of this excellent album, it's no surprise that Hopeless Records recently picked up the band. Let's hope the label signing finally gets more ears listening to this fantastic band. You can get all the information you need about the band on their Facebook page.