*Cold War Kids “”: (Up in rags): This is like a the velvet undergroud meets the Strokes — and the Strokes are jealous that their 2nd album wasn’t this good.
* Bruce Springsteen (The Seeger Sessions): The Boss brings together a banjo, horn section, and covers classic folk jams.
* Arcade Fire (Neon Bible): Melodramatic anthems that stir various emotions — just like their last album. In writing this blog post, it seems funny that Arcade Fire didn’t get the myspace name in time: http://www.myspace.com/arcadefire