The Strokes released a new album this week. It's a turn in the right direction too. They're one of my favorite bands, but I didn't dig the last couple of albums that much. This stuff is good though.
This album is a little weird, but at the same time it's a little magical. On some levels, the fuzzy, dark warmth it generates feels more at home right now, in this exact moment, than it ever would have in the past.
I've found my first favorite album of 2013 and it's still January. This three piece makes such a big noise. It's thick, guitar-driven and awesome.