Sonic Youth - The Eternal
The Smiths - Louder than Bombs
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse
God Help the Girl - s/t
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (streaming from NPR)...as predicted, i love this. this is the kind of record that simultaneously makes me want to both quit music and make a record.
hey while you're on the internets check out this fine blog -- Hook's Hidden Gems -- basically a guy putting up semi-obscure stuff from his record collection and opining on the music, mostly jazz and mostly great stuff!