For those of you who want a smarter version of the Strokes, or a Moldy Peaches CD that you can listen to with your parents or small children around, Bishop Allen is the band for you. I found out about Bishop Allen through their guitarist and songwriter, Christian Rudder, who used to make me weep with laughter during his writing days at thespark.com. So I took a jump and bought the CD because the guitarist makes me laugh, sure ... but I haven't regretted it since. There's a perfect mix of songs - some touching (track 6), some funky (track two), and all of them eclectic and catchy to the point that I find myself singing them to myself all day, saddened that nobody else can jump in and join me. So often I've bought CDs by "smart" or "quirky" bands and have found the trite, or mostly just trying to hard. Bishop Allen is effortlessly smart and cool, but better than that, talented and infectious singer-songwriters.