I love the Arcade Fire. They have a new album coming out next month, and I couldn't be more excited. Actually, I think I could be, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be allowed back in the country afterwards. Neon Bible comes out on March 6th, and if the song "Intervention" is any indication then I think we could be in for a real treat.
I've recently come to the realization that I really like "chamber pop" music. Bands like the Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, and singers like Sufjan Stevens totally get me all aflutter. Something about those string arrangements? Whatever it is, these artists have created some truly great music.
On an added note, the recent Band of Horses album has made a big splash in my life recently. I picked it up a while ago but never gave it much play time. However, I have been completely sucked into their world. If you haven't gotten a chance to hear Everything All The Time, you should get one.