REM - Monster (remix): Was turned off by the pointless "What's the Frequency Kenneth" remix, which took out the tremelo bit in the chorus. But I like a lot of the new mixes, "Crush With Eyeliner" is more interesting, "King of Comedy" works better, though I sort of prefer the original super-murky "Let Me In." Not a great album or anything but it's a fun listen. I love the backing vocals in the "Bang and Blame" chorus, don't care much about the rest of the song but I'll listen to it just for that.
The Bats - Fear of God: solid but not hearing a lot of standouts
Skip James - some pre-war collection: started reading a Peter Guralnick book with a piece about him and realized I hadn't listened to him for years. He's great!
Bonnie Prince Billy - Ease Down the Road: probably his smoothest listening experience, really warm and his voice is at its most pleasant. General themes of adultery and death, really easy not to notice that he's singing about wanting to get his dick sucked.
The Drones - haven't gotten through a full album but they're interesting, some Nick Cave similarities but with more distorted guitar rock and replacing Biblical allusions with overall despair. "Shark Fin Blues" is apparently their most popular song and it's pretty great. Meaning to check out Tropical F--- Storm.