Antony and the Johnson's "The Crying Light"
This guy has the most amazing voice (strangely akin to Nina Simone). A beautiful meditative record. Great arrangements, great songs, great vocals. If you have a hankering for an album that's sad beauty is totally uplifting, then this is the one for you.
Nick Lowe "The Brentford Trilogy"
This is a 3CD package of "The Impossible Bird", "Dig My Mood", "The Convincer".
Lowe writes some of the best pop songs out there. Check out "The beast in me" or "Faithless lover".
If you are a fan of classic pop tied to great arrangements and wrapped up in a beautiful production, then look no further. It's what the Brits do best.