Earlier this year, the English band Field Music released their fourth album Plumb. I think it's very well produced with strong melodies, great hooks, and a cool sound. The only problem I have with them is that they sound soooo much like Pink Floyd, Yes, and Metronomy all smashed together. One track from the album, Prelude to Pilgrim Street, sounds uncannily like Pink Floyd's Dogs. The track Choosing Sides is totally formed around the guitar riff from Jeff Buckley's So Real. Yet, Field Music is able to create a melodic atmosphere that's interesting and friendly.
The song Is This The Picture? from Plumb sounds a little too much like like China from a very unknown band, The Fabulous Downey Brothers. Coincidence? I have no idea.