We had to wait more than two years for Good Friends Great Enemies to release the follow-up to their sophomore EP, Random Happenings. It was so totally worth the wait. Cautiously Poptimistic escapes the confines of categorization with its infectious jazz-pop fusion. And, what’s more, the album speaks volumes for what is possible in home-recording these days, if you have the ear and the patience. I can’t even pick a favorite track. From start to finish, Cautiously Poptimistic is both refreshingly unique and completely compelling. Hats off to Good Friends Great Enemies for engendering one of the best albums of 2015. You can read our interview with Evan Bisbee of Good Friends Great Enemies about the album here. And don’t forget to check out Cautiously Poptimistic here. You should.