Mos Def - The Ecstatic (listen) Totally instantly into this, in that way you get immediately into something and let it slide off you right after, like an encounter with a momentary square dance partner. Especially this:
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (listen) I understand that I am supposed to like this much more than I do, and I do like it
Of the thousands of albums available by the Fall on my myriad music providing systems, why is not Levitate included among them? Not only does it fit the design thread running through the covers, and is one of my favorites ever, but I feel its presence here would support many points I'd like to make about unraveling popular music and re-weaving it as A Different Sort of Art.
Faust/Nurse With Wound - Disconnected - But then this is more my speed anyway, so maybe I shouldn't comment on popular music. Discussed in full at the newly discovered blog The Cargo Culte, who at first glance are also my speed. (pointed out by the also-my-speed Pretty Goes with Pretty)