Sleater-Kinney: The Woods. I haven't been listening to this one as much -- no time what with listening to Get Behind Me Satan four times tonight. It's the guitar work on The Woods that impresses me -- especially on Let's Call it Love (although it is over long) and Night Light. It's also nice to hear women rocking out occasionally. I also like cover art, and this cover nicely evokes Little Red Riding Hood for me.
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head. This cd has been in my amazon.com recommendations since it came out, but since I don't listen to the radio (they talk too much,) I'd never heard Coldplay. I decided not to start with X & Y since I'd heard better things about A Rush of Blood to the Head. Again, not much time to listen to it since I'm listening to the White Stripes, but I have listened to it twice and I like it as well. Green Eyes, A Whisper and A Rush of Blood to the Head stand out as some of the best cuts on the cd.
Garbage: Bleed Like Me. I think I've mentioned this cd before. I've liked Garbage since the cd with I'm Only Happy When It Rains on it and they just keep getting better. Bleed Like Me contains some of the best songs both lyrically and musically that they've ever done, but even if it didn't, this cd would be worth the price for the edgy title track -- never heard a song about cutting before. Sex is Not the Enemy, Bad Boyfriend and Happy Home are also standout tracks on Garbage's latest.