I've been listening to this week...
Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay. Coldplay has created some of the best albums of my generation, and demonstrate creativity with each one, constantly reinventing themselves, never sounding old or repetitive. I've seen them in concert, and it was one of the most entertaining, creatively inspiring shows I've been to. Plus, they sounded amazing. I'm already smitten with this album and have been listening to it a lot this week. My favorite tracks: Hurts Like Heaven, Charlie Brown, Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, UFO, and Up With The Birds.
Ashes & Fire - Ryan Adams. Over the years, I've enjoyed a few of Ryan Adams songs, but much of his music was harder guitar rock than I'm fond of. This album, however, is pleasantly mellower and moodier. I like it so much. Especially the track, Come Home.
Ella for Lovers - Ella Fitzgerald. I know this last one probably seems like a segment of "One of These Things Doesn't Belong" but whenever the fall gets cold + cozy, I feel a yearning for some Ella. This has been playing on repeat all day today. She just has the most special of voices. If you don't own any Ella Fitzgerald yet, this is a great place to start, with 16 of Ella's best recordings. It's oh so lovely.