Boredoms - Super Ae. I tend to forget this band exists. When they're good, they're great, but unfortunately they're also frequently a pain to listen to, and those two extremes often coexist on the same song (e.g. "Super Coming" on this one, which starts as the former and ends as the latter).
Sinead O'Connor - Lion and the Cobra. This was poppier than I expected, especially at the beginning. "Mandinka" reminds me a bit of the late pop singles by Siouxsie and the Banshees, for example. Overall a good album.
The Tough Alliance - A New Chance. Remember when "Balearic" was a word that was in music reviews all the time? This is a relic of that period. It's a fun listen.
Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever. I've been watching Season 1 of GLOW (verdict so far: pleasant enough but a little cheesy) and was surprised to realize she was one of the actors. This is quite good and probably her best album; her prior ones felt a little like she was trying too hard to be accessible or trying too hard not to be. I don't think she's as good as acting as at music.
Kylie Minogue - Body Language. A little repetitive, but still one of her best albums.
Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears. Very good, albeit a little all over the place stylistically.
The Loud Family - Interbabe Concern. Good! On par with Plants And Birds..., I think.
New Pornographers - Together. I never spent a ton of time with this one, but I like it, even if nothing hits the heights of their best material elsewhere. The strings add a nice touch.
Orbital - Live at Glastonbury 1994-2004. Well, this is like three hours long, so I didn't listen to all of it, but I liked what I heard - good working music.
Velvet Underground & Nico - s/t. It always surprises me how random a hodgepodge this is considering it's a near-undisputed classic. But I suppose that's even more true of some of the Beatles' biggest albums.
Jenny Hval - Blood b###h. Good.
The Aislers Set - The Last Match. Totally forgettable but very pleasant.
April March - Triggers. Kind of trip-hoppy, except it's not awful.
I don't know Barber's songs (is Cheryl Studer any relation to Billdude, incidentally?), but I'd recommend his choral work, particularly "The Coolin'", although I couldn't tell you a good recording to hear it on.
Casablanca's great - it is a little hokey (particularly the La Marseillaise scene) but I don't mind too much. Rear Window's never been one of my favorite Hitchcocks - I'd recommend Notorious or Vertigo, but pretty much all of his most famous movies are very good. I have nothing to say about 2001 that hasn't been said.