Lighterthief - 3 recent EPs (digital)
David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers
British Sea Power - Zeus EP (digital)
V/A - Twistable, Turnable Man - A Tribute To Shel Silverstein
Dirty Ray - Big World For A Little Man
Sally Timms - Somebody's Rocking My Dreamboat... (digital)
Devo - Something For Everybody: fun, much better than expected but hardly necessary.
Trolleyvox - Leap Of Folly / The Karaoke Meltdown: solid indie, very similar to The Bads, nothing that makes me want to give it another listen.
Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth: Really interesting Cabaret Voltaire meets Foetus but gets tiresome after a few tracks (though first two are really good)
David Sylvian - The Good Son vs. The Only Daughter: Remix album, doesn't improve on originals or otherwise produce interesting versions
Dandy Warhols - Best Of The Capitol Years: First half is damn good, then not so much; I should check out their first 3 albums
Stars - The Five Ghosts: Good anthemic 21st century synth pop, especially "Fixed", but there's that "I'd rather listen to the original" feeling again
Weakerthans - Live At Burton Cummings Theater: anthemic indie rock that's good for a song or two but way too samey over an album; the vocals are the weak link, sounding like John Vanderslice or Eef Barzelay and lacking an interesting dimension
Bilders - Let's Play: Old kiwi equivalent of Robert Pollard
Billy MacKenzie - Best Of Post-Perhaps: Lots of piano and voice ballads, without Billy's voice I wouldn't be interested
Blondie - The Platinum Collection: The early hits are all I need
The Who - BBC Sessions: Good stuff
John Doe And The Sadies - Country Club: Solid but would prefer a best-of John Doe's solo work
Love - Forever Changes: I can understand how different this sounded at the time but aside from a couple of cuts I wasn't engaged
Lou Reed - Between Thought And Expression box set: Much more entertaining than I expected but I still prefer John Cale across the board
Modern English - Soundtrack: Surprisingly good considering they haven't done anything decent since the mid-80s
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Tyanny Of Distance: Joe Jackson fronting The Replacements? Not nearly as interesting as that could be. I just don't get the hype.