Musically speaking, 2013 has been great, hasn't it? Thankfully for music fans the streak extends into April with the likes of James Blake, The Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Flaming Lips all putting records out. A bit daunting for lesser-known artists? Possibly, but the fact that Kurt Vile is about to release one of the best albums of the year shouldn't surprise you. Following four EPs and four albums, Vile is hardly new - but we get the feeling Wakin on a Pretty Daze could be the album that cements his position as one of the finest songwriters around.

Ahead of its release, you can give it a spin via NPR: