The Clientele - Suburban Light and The Violet Hour
The Clientele might actually be my favourite band. At least, they are whom I listen to the most on any given day. At the moment, I probably listen to at least one song by them on a daily basis. I likely listen to a whole album once every three days at the most. And although they have released other wonderful albums this decade, the early collections of Suburban Light and The Violet Hour--along with the Lost Weekend EP that contains the song "Emptily Through Holloway" which strongly influenced my decision to live where I do now in London--represent The Clientele at their lonely, dreamy, melancholy best.
Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light
Music this heart-wrenchingly beautiful can only be the work of angels. Antony Hegarty is a seraphim among us. Yep, I think so.
The National - Boxer and Alligator