She and Him - Volume 3
Although some people may be burnt out on all the goofiness that is Zooey Deschanel, it's hard to escape her natural ability as a singer/songwriter. Then you have M. Ward, who is a machine when it comes to songwriting. Together, they continue to write and release great music that's not only catchy, but also stylish with this third full length (not counting the Christmas album).
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
It seems like Vampire Weekend has continued their growth as writers. I remember being able to tell these guys were relatively young when they wrote their first album (not a negative). I like this album, but I'm not sure I can say I love it. I feel like they've lost something from Contra. I'll have to give it a few more listens before I fully judge it. It is still definitely worth picking up no matter what I say! -Brian