Goldfrapp always makes me smile nowadays, though dancey music usually isn't my thing. I've been avoiding depressing music and prefer stuff that makes me happy. I'm an Elliott Smith fan, but I try not to listen to him when I'm depressed because it always ends up making me feel a lot worse.
I've been listening to The Go-Betweens, Supergrass, Felt, Teenage Fanclub, Andrew Bird, Robyn Hitchcock, XTC, and Jamie Lidell... I downloaded all of Sufjan's albums and none of the songs have clicked after a few listens. Can someone recommend some of his songs that deserve closer listening?