More important than the swine flu is the new album I am addicted to:
Growing up in Somalia, in a district named, "The Lake of Blood" during the Somali Civil War gave him more than a little ammo for his lyrics. If you like hip-hop at all, check this album out. If you want just a sample, download: "Wavin' Flag", "Take a Minute" and "America" (the last featuring Mos Def and Chali 2na from good 'ol Ozomatli!)
If you're too lazy to go check K'naan out, here's a completely different genre that is on my favorites right now- "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song", by the Fleet Foxes, covered by 2 girls who go by 'First Aid Kit'. Chad had this on his blog a while ago, but it's worthy enough to post again.