There's a great thread for new classical purchases, since quite a few people here enjoy other types of music also maybe it's a good idea to have one for non-classical music as well.
Here are some recent buys from yours truly....
Duffy's very popular debut album Rockferry. This one is a special edition with a second cd that has seven songs on it that aren't on the album proper. About one third of the songs are very good, one third is ok and the rest isn't - although nothing (except for the last song on the bonus disc) is truly awful. The main reason why this album works is Duffy's voice which is a beautiful and soulful instrument. The production though is very glossy. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but I'm curious where future releases will take her. If all goes well she could maybe be the Dusty Springfield of the early 21st century. But she may just as easily morph into the next Mariah Carey, which would be a pity for such a talented young lady. The jury is still out.
Opinions about the prog-rock genre are widely divided. I'm sort of in the middle. I'm not a fan, but I'm not someone who hates it out of principle either. Fragile from Yes is considered a milestone of the genre by many a prog-rocker. I would give it a 7/10. I love "Roundabout" and overall it's a beautifully balanced and varied album, but for me it's not quite in the league of, say, In the Court of the Crimson King or Dark Side of the Moon from King Crimson and Pink Floyd respectively.