I haven't waxed poetic about a full album in a while, but the past couple of years have blessed us with some truly epic albums.

If you have listened to Todd and I talk about Volbeat's latest single featuring Danko Jones -- Black Rose -- you often hear us joke about how personal the song is for me.

"Counting days till it’s over, my friends
Till it’s over, my friends, count along"

I don't think there are many going through a breakup or divorce that haven't said those words.

"Counting days till it’s over, my friends
‘Till it’s over that thing called love"

I liked the first couple of songs from the album, but I just heard them on KATS. Mainly because I refused to buy another copy of Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie after losing the first when I lost my laptop to a tall glass of sweet tea last fall.

I never even got a chance to give it a full listen. Until now.

Republic Records
Republic Records

Volbeat finally released the album to Amazon Music, which if you've heard me wax poetic about the virtues of an Amazon Prime account, you already know is a service I love using. The rest of Volbeat's catalogue is also there, which I have blasted at full volume with the sunroof open flying down an empty Highway 24.

But this album is by far their best offering. The guitar solos, the lyrical journey vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Rob Caggiano, and drummer Jon Larsen take you through are truly diverse and original. I don't remember loving an album as much since Pearl Jam's Vs, which is probably my favorite album.

Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie has already produced three TOP 5 hits, but there are at least two more songs I think belong on the radio.

To put that in context, when was the last time you heard an album that had five or more songs on the radio? The Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Metallica, those bands are among the few that manage that feat.

I think this album is that good. Poulson has written a masterpiece.

Still, those other five-hits-an-album-artists haven't all done that very recently. Linkin Park's new album is horrible. We don't go see AC/DC to hear Play Ball.

Over the last couple of years how many rock albums are there with more than one song on the radio? Even as we are now four songs deep into Metallica's Hardwired, it's more shocking than anything else that it's this good given anything we've seen from them since Fuel. (Yes, everything including Death Magnetic has failed to live up to expectations.)

My point is this, albums this good are rare. So go grab a copy now and give it a full listen when you go hiking or fishing out of range of data or a radio.

That is where we tend to tread on Sundays anyway, that's why we live here.

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