I used to be an advocate of (alphabetically-ordered) mix CDs, but nowadays I'm rarely listening to something other than a band's CD or a soundtrack that I
Tucked away in my side compartment are Avett Brothers, Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, The National, Brandi Carlile, Ray LaMontagne.... just to name a few. But right now, I'm constantly rotating between Florence + The Machine and the Treme Soundtrack.
Florence + The Machine is this amazing blues-y/dance hybrid. It reminds me of the Eurythmics or A Fine Frenzy and I love it. The only official music video I could find was from Twilight (ew), but you've got to got to got to watch their performance at this year's VMAs. It blew my mind. While my favorite song of theirs changes on a weekly basis, right now I'm loving 'Between Two Lungs.'
And Treme, oh Treme. Have you ever watched this show? It is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and literally revolves around the music. Most of the main characters are either musicians themselves or, as is typical in NOLA, appreicate the musical culture that thrives in their city. The song from the opening credits is enough to get me watching (and listening).