Bonnie Prince Billy-- Beware
Brown Rainbow-- Advantage: Y'all, Undergrounders, The Littlest Puppetmasters
Beseppy-- Sferic Witch
The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971-- Ray Charles' rendition of "Ring of Fire" is incredible, and hearing Joni Mitchell and The Man in Black do "Girl from the North Country" is quite charming.
The Hip Hop Box, Disc 1-- never heard "Freaky Tales" by Too Short before. Hilarious.
PJ Harvey-- Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love-- I've always liked Pajama Harvey, but why wasn't I listening to this stuff constantly during the 90s? Better late than clever, I guess.
Paul Metzger-- Deliverance
Mogwai-- The Hawk Is Howling
Arthur Russell-- Love Is Overtaking Me-- can't get enough of this album.
The Smiths-- Rare
Stockhausen-- Theatre of Voices
Lucinda Williams-- Little Honey-- some terrific songwriting, as usual, especially the ballads. And her cover of AC/DC's "It's A Long Way to the Top" is wrong in a way that's just right.