Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer: Another failed attempt at converting me into a fan.
Starflyer 59 - Dial M: Unmemorable shoegaze from a once-memorable band.


Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream: Other than a few good tracks it's pretty mediocre.


Regiona Spektor - Far: More hits than misses make for an enjoyable listen with revisiting.


Sparks - Exotic Creatures: Like the similar-sounding Of Montreal, you have to be n the mood for the wackiness.
The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics: Mid-60s
proto-punk is worth a listen of just for historic reasons.


Sonic Youth - Eternal: Apt name for a still-relevant band.


Son Volt - American Central Dust: If you weren't already a fan, this won't do much to change your mind.


Some Girls - Rains/Blues: Exactly the transition you'd expect coming from American Nightmare.
Sin Fang Bous - Ciangour: Seems like an uncohesive to start, but quickly gels as the quirkiness becomes normal and expected.


Shelter - Discography: Frustratingly uneven journey from Krishna-core trailblazers to nu metal to H2O clone.


Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Old Money: Best non-Mars Volta album he's released yet. Not that I can keep up.


Reggie and the Full Effect - Greatest Hits: Odd, quirky, weird, yet compelling, emo from a Get Up Kid.
Q-Tip - Kamaal, The Abstract: A prog-R&B album that, justifiably, has been sitting on the record label's shelves for years.


Propaganhi - Supporting Caste: I will be on the lookout for everything else they've done.
Project Citizen - Get Angry, Fight United: 41!? tracks of DIY anarcho-folk is a bit much, even if some of the tracks are great.


The Progress - Golden State: Sounds like very early Brand New.


Poison the Well - Opposite of December: There was a time when I would have, but I just don't care.
Plant and Krauss - Raising Sand: some great songs, but not some I'll listen to frequently.


Papercuts - You Can't Always Have What you Want: I want to not fall asleep while listening.


Paper Chase - Someday, Volume 1: Easily their best since before, or after, Kitchen Knives.


Outkast - Stankonia: Together is better, but too many tracks are skip-worthy.
Organized Konfusion - Stress: Old school hip hop needs to resurrected.
Off With Their Heads - All Is Not Well: Amazing, catchy punk. Can't believe they aren't more well known.


Conor Oberst - Outer South: Always enjoyable, rarely memorable.


Noah And The Whale - First Days of Spring: Probably the most beautiful album of the year.