The short appendix:
Capital Cities—In a Tidal Wave of Mystery: 6/10
I accidentally missed an album in my post yesterday.
In a Tidal Wave of Mystery by Capital Cities is another decent indie pop album. It's got two great tracks—the fantastically funky Tell Me How to Live, and the bizarrely delightful Farrah Fawcett Hair, and a few good ones, including Safe and Sound. But more than half of the album is mediocrity. I think it's definitely worth a listen, but I can't wholeheartedly recommend the whole thing.
(By the way, I've got a bunch of playlists up on Spotify if you feel like listening more than reading, sorted vaguely by genre: pop/dance, alternative, instrumentals, electronica, and several others.)