super time pilot - Did We Happen To Begin? This is the new project of the man behind Robby Roadsteamer, but even given the semi-recent influx of acoustic Roadsteamer albums, this is kind of a change of pace. The humor and looseness is still present (Rob and Nikki tend to have some pretty hilarious ad-libs between verses of songs), but also songs that are downright pretty and sad, which is sort of rare.
Just rescued from Goodwill:
Elliott Smith - XO. I lost my copy of this somewhere down the line. I was obsessed with it for a while in 1998 and it's great to see it still holds up.
Until the End of the World Soundtrack. I've never seen the movie, but had to pick this up since I remembered seeing this review of it. I really like that while it brings together a fairly diverse set of artists, it all has a certain dreamy but bittersweet feel to it and stays pretty cohesive. Right now my favorites are Julee Cruise's "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" and REM's "Fretless".