An album full of sunshine and wide open spaces.
The Raveonettes: Raven In The Grave
Something to listen to while driving empty streets at night.
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
Folk music which could be interpreted as either anti-war or ultra-nationalistic; it's too beautiful to matter.
Lindi Ortega: Little Red Boots
A classic country album. Fun!
Austra: Feel It Break
Eerie, beautiful, and danceable.
Impress your friends with this jazzy French album.
Gotye: Making Mirrors
This album doesn't come out in the US until February of 2012, but I'm too hipster to worry about things like borders. A variety of styles are represented on the album, from Motown to Alt-rock to experimental-electronic, and they're all done well.