I have a music recommendation that I'd like to recommend: Amy MacDonald.
She's sort of an acoustic Cranberries meet Johnny Cash with, oddly enough, a little Coldplay thrown in to boot. It's very infectious, to me, with a tune or two playing in my head even when I'm not listening to it. Sort of like the first time you heard Twisted Sister's "Stay Hungry" album... (a few of you will know what I mean) You just love it the first time you hear it. Sadly, I fear, she may have a slight Pet Shop Boys theory of songsmithing where every song is just sort of the same song. But I love this song.