“Modern Vampires of the City” is a cultured, evolutionary, and enjoyable album that may be Vampire Weekend’s best to date.
Deerhunter’s “Monomania” is an album that grabs you on first listen and will only deepen with every subsequent spin.
New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light is simply Colin Stetson’s best album to date: a whirlwind of majesty, filth, and fury.
The Postal Service’s Give Up re-issue serves as a reminder of a fun project that accidentally became a generation defining search for love.
‘Overgrown’ is, at times, James Blake’s attempt at more straightforward R&B, but generally speaks to his unparalleled signature style.
“Life After Defo” lands Deptford Goth square in the company of The XX and Bon Iver with a stellar debut.
“The Next Day” is a glorious return for the artistic mammoth that is David Bowie.
In “Untogether,” Blue Hawaii has made a masterpiece of subtlety, which complements last year’s EP perfectly.
On “Anxiety”, Autre Ne Veut effortlessly blends the past and the future of R&B, putting him amongst some of today’s best R&B artists.
Though Flume made our Honorable Mentions list last year, his self-titled debut remains at the forefront of soulful electronica.
Iceage’s sophomore album is a unique masterpiece of punk, re-energizing a genre in dire need of a stylistic overhaul.
“Push the Sky Away” is another triumphant album from Nick Cave and crew, albeit maybe not the loud, raucous one hardcore fans want.
“mbv” picks up where My Bloody Valentine left off, continuing the legends’ mastery of shoegaze while propelling them into the future.
Hummingbird, the latest from Local Natives, sees the young band shift from youthful restlessness to mature self-examination.
II is Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest adventure in psych-rock hysterics. But beware: this isn’t your grandfather’s LSD soundtrack.