The Italian goth metal band's 2016 effort was their most melodic and polished to date, which might have proved divisive for longtime fans. Yet the vocal harmony between Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro elevate songs such as "Blood, Tears, Dust" and "Delirium" to soaring heights with an undeniable power and catchiness. Their ninth set lands in October.
One of Detroit techno's second-wave classics was actually created by a producer from Ohio. Dan Curtin's debut album is a lush, spirited masterpiece which has hardly aged since it was first released 25 years ago. Last year this was reissued on vinyl, so don't sleep on it while it's still easy to find.