This may be me, but it seems recently that there are not that many great albums coming out in the volumes that they used to. Yes, most records have 2 or 3 good/standout tracks on them, but I usually find myself disappointed after a purchase. (This does not include the 2 great Maccabees albums I have recently bought)
This may be due to a variety of reasons:-
1: Having a young family reduces my time to seek great albums out
2: There really is a reduction in good albums being produced due to singles download culture
3: Im getting less patient with music that sounds like regurgitated stuff from a few years ago
4: The air time good music gets now is minimal.
If I am wrong I would welcome enlightenment, and suggestions of some good albums to check out! Thanks!