For me, the Joanna Newsom and Broken Social Scene albums were amazing. They've been getting a lot of spins in this house.
The Titus Andronicus record "The Monitor" is also incredibly awesome and I'd imagine punk-rock enough to be on most of your radars. Here's their video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fqHr_KGPY It's really good.
What has been blowing your mind for the last 8 months?