After a bleak January in terms of music, I got some decent new stuff last week.
First off... best soundtrack since Veronica Mars, The Last Kiss. Leaving Zach Braff in charge of soundtracks is a good idea. There are a number of great songs on there, from people you probably know like Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Imogen Heap and Aimee Mann, and people you don't know like Joshua Radin. Lots of good stuff that fit well with the very emotional movie.
Kara suggested Mute Math to me after seeing them live, and it's one of the few albums I've had in awhile that I listen to over and over. The song "Typical" just screams to everything I feel about life right now. Think Radiohead meets Filter, but not as dark as either one. Great stuff.
Loving female vocalists, I got the new album from Norah Jones. I give a lot of credit to anyone who can convey so much feeling with so little instrumentation to back it up. She's amazing. You have to be in the right mood to listen, but I like it a lot.
I've stopped fighting the fact that I kinda like John Mayer and bought Continuum. It honestly didn't do it for me at first, but the more I listen, the more I like.
Other random songs... "Teardrop" by Massive Attack, which Stephanie pointed out to me (it's the theme to House). It's old, and it's odd that I've never bought a Massive Attack album. Also got "In The Waiting Line" from Zero 7. Also an older song, and was also in House. Can you tell I like that show? I swear it's not just because of Jennifer Morrison's bangs.