Style: Folk-pop; compare to The Avett Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Norah Jones
Top tracks: "Death Trap," "Mystic," "Kite in a Tree"
On his first album release in 13 years, Charlie Peacock sings, but his voice is not the highlight; Peacock is an inveterate producer. After helping bring Amy Grant, Switchfoot, and The Civil Wars fame over these last three respective decades from his producer's chair, his latest solo release is loaded with his own hooks and ultra-high production values. As crisp as an autumn album can get, Peacock's pop sensibility combines with church-friendly lyrics to create a timeless folk sound. Singing, "If belief is just a construct, my own little thumb suck / Then I'm a kite in a tree," Peacock accepts that he's stuck in his own world—but he sure does sound good up there.1