I’ll be the first to admit that I was a little underwhelmed with this years music releases, not that there weren’t plenty of quality albums out there, but the trend seemed to be going a place that my ears didn’t want to hear. Thank God for Lord Huron. While I was trying to come to terms with the much lauded “guitar rock” that both Wye Oak and Real Estate boasted, Lord Huron went out and crafted the best guitar song of the year. (Also, when did opiate-laced vocals become so popular?) “Man Who Lives Forever” features a kaleidoscope of guitar imagery, from the buoyant picked intro to the slow burning swell of the low strung E that rumbles and hums in the background. For all the wrong steps that music might have taken this year, “Man Who Lives Forever” stands to correct them, and Lord Huron delivers with one of 2011’s best songs. Check out the video from Rollo & Grady and below check out the free download.