Album: OK Computer
This compilation of singles is a good representation of the broad variations of the album. Radiohead experiment, as usual, with some strange sounds and techniques on this album, and the outcome is a CD that takes you away from the normal format that seems to apply to bands in the mainstream these days - and that's a good thing. All in all, OK Computer is a fantastic CD - it may not be for everyone, but you should give it a listen anyway!
Album: The Color and the Shape
This is a good follow-up to the Foo Fighters' first album. As with every good album, there are soft, pensive songs and the standard rocking style of the FF. The first single, "Monkey Wrench" is a heavily guitar-based song that is fun and loud. The second single, "Everlong", is a great song that I find extremely catchy and addictive.
The lyrics on this album aren't your standard "alternative" lyrics. If you really listen to them, there's something to think about embedded in every song. As usual, because of lead man Dave Grohl's past (a-hem, the "N" word), some songs can be overanalyzed due to their lyrics, such as "My Hero" and "February Stars". But it's too great an album to ruin by reading too much into the songs; just listen and enjoy!