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Need Some Sput-Help

What's good Sputnik? Over the past year or so, I've found myself at a different place than I've ever been in my life musically - lost and unexcited. It's a weird feeling, because I play 4 instruments, write all kinds of music, and had always walked around throughout my day with a song going on in my head. Lately, this hasn't been the case, and I'll find myself listening to podcasts and talk radio in the car more so than I will listening to music. I'm 26 now, so obviously my tastes and interests as a person have led me to changing the habits I once had in my teens and college years regarding music, but I feel like I'm in a very odd spot right now with my relationship to music. That said, I'd love some recs. As you can see from my profile, I've got a relatively eclectic music taste (not compared to some of you, obviously, but I'll give mostly anything a chance). What I will say I've noticed is that I gravitate most strongly towards music that has infectious melodies and, when stripped down from all its bells and whistles, would just be great SONGS (i.e. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea would be great as just an acoustic album, etc.). Here's a list of albums I truly dig and find super melodic and just flat-out enjoyable to listen to. I don't want "dumbed down" music for the sake of melody, but just something that can potentially get me reinvigorated to a part of life I once loved. tldr: recs plz.
1The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

I love the whole album, but Yoshimi (pt. 1), Ego Tripping, Fight Test are really the type of tracks I'm going for rec-wise.
2The Beatles
Abbey Road

I'm also a sucker at times (most times) for cool album structures (see Abbey Road medley).
3Jeff Rosenstock

I'm also a sucker at times (most times) for cool album structures (see WORRY. medley).
5Phantom Planet
The Guest
6Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City

Mainly the first four tracks of this album slay ballllls.
7Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record
8The Offspring

With the joke songs aside, a lot of the album cuts on this thing are simply great tunes.
9Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen
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