I've been in a very album-listening mood lately. Well, that's not completely true--over the past week I've been listening constantly to Usher's "Yeah," going so far as to make it my ringtone.
But other than that, I've been listening to albums on a whole. A couple of those albums follow.
Maxi Geil & Playcolt, A Message to my Audience - Found through FluxBlog, I am now both obsessed with Guy Richard Smit and his alter ego. The album is fantastic, with "Please Remember Me" a particular standout, with Maxi channeling over-the-top Manifesto-era Bryan Ferry. Now I just want a Maxi Geil shirt! (They're out of stock.) (Support an artist today!)
Phoenix, Alphabetical - Phoenix are French, so by that metric, I shouldn't even have to listen to them in order to like them. But, since I have, I like their charmingly uncool mix of early 80s pop and soul that much more.
The Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat - What can I say, other than that I think this album is amazing, and I've never heard a song that makes me as thrilled to hear music as "Chris Michaels".