Depressing cover albums, entertaining Kanye commentary, British alter-egos and iTunes-related woes abound as we at The Phoenix ease ourselves into the new year, one day at a time . . .
1. Swedish serenaders Peter, Bjorn and John, having initially delighted and subsequently annoyed everyone on the planet for going on three years with the absurdly catchy (and shamelessly overplayed) single "Young Folks," are finally releasing a proper follow-up to their 2006 album Writer's Block.