The Monkees - Good Time!, Christmas Party. The former is exactly what it promises - nothing amazing, but a lot of good songs. The second is pretty forgettable, but I do like the "Pictures of Matchstick Men" homage "House of Broken Gingerbread".
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night. Probably the best of their early albums, but it gets rather repetitive after a while.
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World. Bought this on vinyl recently. It's a very good album with a very terrible cover.
The Shangri-Las - Best Of. It's weird that nobody's really tried to imitate them that I know of - there's watered down versions from the '60s (some of which are on the great box set One Kiss Can Lead To Another), but not a lot of later stuff that tries to imitate their production or specific vocal style. Anyway, the best 10 or so songs on this are terrific.
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays. It's a pity about the lame upbeat numbers (starting with track two), cause most of this is great.
Natalia Lafourcade - Hasta la Raiz. Mexican folksy pop - recommended.
Hall and Oates - Whole Oats. Very hit-and-miss, but a couple very good songs.
Lulu - It's Lulu. She's a fun singer, but usually either the song choice or the arrangement falls short - there's no keepers on this.
Sky Ferreira - Ghost. Still waiting for her to follow up her terrific 2013 album. This EP, from the year before, is a bit all over the place but still good.
Popol Vuh - In the Gardens of Pharaoh. Has the unfortunate distinction of being both boring and unpleasant.
Rolling Stones - Flowers. "Lady Jane" is better than I remembered it, but Jagger is worse as a vocalist - "Ruby Tuesday" would be a great song with somebody else singing the chorus. "Sittin' on a Fence" is a nice tune I didn't know before, but the rest of this is very forgettable.
Britney Spears - Blackout. Another album that should be more imitated than it is. A great indication that pop music doesn't need to be compromising.