Xiu Xiu – Forget
This is the experimental band’s “most direct engagement with pop music,” bringing in rock n’ roll as well as classic synthpop.
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Debut studio album from this British grime MC. But with this release, he’s definitely not JUST grime. Good mix of song and rap.
Future – HNDRXX
Yes, he released an album last week. Yes, this one’s got 17 tracks. What else would you expect from Future?
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Microtonal tuning and Turkish horns give this psychedelic rock band an all new twist on everything you’ve come to love from them.
Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
These Texas boys are going a lil’ darker on their 11th album. You’ll still hear that alt-country feel that they’re known for, but definitely a different vibe.
The Koreatown Oddity – Finna Be Past Tense
Captivating lo-fi hip-hop with an ethereal feel to it. Listening to the album feels like finishing the arc of a comic book.
Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
This one brings back the old energy and aggression fans of their earlier work will immediately appreciate.
Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
This supergroup featuring members of the Melvins, At the Drive-In, and Le Butcherettes has released their debut and it’s all kindsa sludgy goodness.
Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
ProducerLayer upon layer upon layer. Around every corner he brings in one more layer of instruments, vocals, or noise. Very complex stuff.
Thundercat – Drunk
Super trippy cosmo jazz. Cosmo, because it’s outta this world. Listening to the album feels like you’re on a spaceship.
Hippo Campus – Landmark
Debut album featuring high energy guitar-driven pop that’ll remind you of Vampire Weekend.
Groundislava – Endless Voyage
New record follows up on his 2014 release Frozen Throne. If you’re looking for 80s synth-pop electronic, look no further.
The Golden Filter – STILL // ALONE
The New York electro duo are back with ominous synths and deep bass with vocals that will haunt you.
Yuksek – Nous Horizon
Five years since the last studio release, he’s going back to his roots in classical piano, writing music that fits somewhere between soul, electro, and soul.
Dude York – Sincerely
Power-pop trio outta Seattle channels the happy-go-lucky sound of 90’s pop on their second studio release.