Thumbs up: the new Iron and Wine and Les Savy Fav albums.
Thumbs down: the new Kanye album. (Srsly. How is it possible for this album to be boring? YET IT IS.)
Thumbs tucked ponderously under chin in contemplation: the new New Pornographers album. (I need to sit with it some more. Bejar's tracks are clear early highlights for me, though, esp. "Entering White Cecilia" and, of course, "Myriad Harbour.")
Thumbs raised in exultation to the deity of your choice: good news re: the soon-to-come new Radiohead album, In Rainbows (first via, but also). (You heard me. I said NEW. RADIOHEAD. ALBUM.)