Swans - To Be Kind.
Massive droning noise rock with plenty of balls and swagger. Not usually the sort of thing I listen to, but quite frankly its rather bloody good. Will check out their last album "The Seer" which according to reviews is even better.
A friend of mine Ags released his debut album earlier this year, a singer song writer of Americana country type stuff. Again, not my usual bag, but actually really rather good.
He has received great reviews from the "country circuit" and those in the know. Watch out for big things in the future.
He has a great voice for singing, and rather different to his Oxfordshire yokal speaking voice.
That Darkside album from last year was rather good too, Nicholas Jaar does it again.