Hasn't happened for a while, but the small cluster of CDs that arrived from BMG on Saturday – Oasis's Don't Believe The Truth, Shakira's Dónde están los ladrones?, the Kaiser Chiefs' Employment, and The Beta Bands' From Heroes To Zeroes – is about the best addition I've had to my music collection in a while.

Been playing them over and over, and getting that surge of excitement that always makes a good new record worthwhile.

Of course, only time will tell if they hold up, but I'm going to enjoy the moment.