The sophomore album from this always chaotic hyperpop duo includes experiments with third wave ska, nu-metal, computerized pop punk, and so much more.
More reflective and impressionist than dystopian, the mainly self-produced effort is themed around technology's impact on humanity.
The band's stunning, often harrowing fourth album eloquently expresses their deep-seated, righteous anger.
Casting aside the synth pop of recent albums, the group revisit the raucous, more energetic psychedelic sound of earlier recordings.
A beautifully executed crossover organ album knits diverse and fresh materials into a lyrical, almost mystical whole.
This collaboration between like-minded artists takes the singer to new realms -- trip-hop, noise rock -- while delivering plenty of French pop delights as well.
The singer/songwriter follows her Mercury Prize-winning debut with a more emotionally urgent, stylistically varied second album.
Rebounding with Secretly Canadian after a major-label phase, the contemporary soul contralto returns with a striking and dreamlike second album.
The Best Coast singer embraces a fearless honesty and twangy pop/rock sound on her debut solo album.
A vivid travelogue inspired by the rapper's touring experiences.
An unexpected, understated Blur reunion album colored by hints of loungey melancholy and middle-aged regret.
A hushed and deeply focused solo outing from this rusty-voiced songwriter recalls elements of his most celebrated earlier work.
Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus emphasize their unified voice on this bracingly immediate album.
The harpist blends '70s-style soul-jazz with her own boldly contemporary aesthetic.
Producer Brandi Carlile helps the
country singer/songwriter reconnect with the unvarnished spirit of her
debut 12 Stories.
The former Chairlift singer embraces a euphoric, '90s and early-2000s electronic pop and trip-hop vibe.
The organic and creatively engaging debut album from the Ohio-born bassist.
For the first time, the producer adds his own voice -- as well as Thom Yorke's and Anika's -- to his music, with creatively liberated results.
Swinging from punk to jazz to house, a daring if natural artistic departure that developed from an artist residency at Chicago's Stony Island Arts Bank.
The singer imbues the folktale of a half-serpent maiden with layered meaning and blends French chanson, jazz, Baroque music, and Afro-Latin traditions.
The Detroit rapper's sixth album takes on a melancholy tone as he examines deep regrets, self-doubt, and a full spectrum of undiluted emotions.
Rocked by a pandemic and a founding member's death, the now-duo forge ahead with one of their most heartfelt and engaging albums yet.
Designed as a soundtrack to the ideal Halloween party, this blend of covers is winningly silly and spooky.
A striking solo debut from the Indications frontman, this goes in many unexpected lyrical and sonic directions.
The "Colossus of Rio" chose a Brazilian band, recorded horns in Detroit, vocals in L.A., and strings in Prague for his most ambitious recording.
An enchanting and playful collection from this French-Malian ensemble that uses kora, cello, saxophone, and accordion.
The Parisian indie combo comes into their own on their confident yet surprisingly poignant third record.
The New York composer's fifth album is a delight of shape-shifting melodies and enchanting cyclical moods.
Developed at a series of intimate concerts, the songwriter's first album in six years takes on profound subject matter with an experimental bent.
Featuring production by their brother/Knife bandmate Olof, Karin Dreijer's third album pares their music down to its most revealing essence.
An intimate yet dazzlingly playful and improvisatory duo performance captured at the iconic Greenwich Village club.
All seven songs from 2022's "part one" are augmented by five new ones and a thumping hybrid of gospel-disco-funk, "Love and Hate in a Different Time."
The hard-to-define Australian's second LP is a wild, nervy concept album of defiance and existentialism.
The epic tale of the Divina Commedia is given new life in the first ballet by composer Adès.
The acclaimed songwriter returns with a poignant and graceful album addressing the issues of the day.
The posthumous final album from the maverick trumpeter and singer is an exuberant encapsulation of her punk-jazz ethos.
Jenny Lewis consciously chooses joy on this warm, country-tinged evocation of 1970s radio.
Accurately titled, this is suited for a disco bigger and more opulent than the one evoked on the singer's preceding LP.
An understated, gorgeously written set that plays almost like an anthology of the singer's various modes.
The Vashti Bunyan and Joni Mitchell disciple's follow-up to 2017's Not Even Happiness manages to raise the stakes in artistry.
A poignant 2020-penned album whose themes of grief and isolation are elevated by its lush musicianship and Bacharach and Nilsson inspirations.
A dreamlike blend of post-bop jazz and contemporary fusion mark the sophomore album from the bassist's group.
The highly concentrated third album from the Grammy-winning singer is flush with supple slow jams and celestial ballads.
A stark and captivating debut LP from the onetime National Youth Poet Laureate.
The Medellín star's fourth set embraces the here and now in a light, sun-flecked LP.
The progressive R&B singer/songwriter and producer returns from a lengthy absence with a potent, emotionally open, sometimes pointed second LP.
King Tuff gets mellow and nostalgic with help from Sasami Ashworth on this beautiful -- and non-rocking -- singer/songwriter outing.
A lively black metal throwdown that cements the validity of the Norwegian band's second act.
Euphoric 16th album from the Australian dancefloor queen that carries the party from the disco to the club.
The depressive pop superstar's ninth album finds her returning to the level of songwriting and atmosphere cultivation she achieved on her best work before it.
A nihilistic and almost comically bleak trek into the dark heart of folk music.
Interior art-pop ballads from the British singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer formerly known as Blue Roses.
Using a 19th-century pipe organ as a source, the composers deliver a rainbow's worth of ambient pieces ranging from soft to all-consuming.
Expansive yet introspective second full-length from the boundary-pushing R&B artist.
On her first album in ten years, this guitar virtuoso sounds positive and self-assured without losing the controlled frenzy that made her early work pop.
The ambient harpist turns in her most richly nuanced album to date, with help from members of Slowdive, the Cure, and other collaborators.
The Spanish quartet upgrade from jangling garage rock to bubbling indie rock with vintage synths while upping their melodic craft in the bargain.
The singer/songwriter and bassist's stellar first album as a leader for Blue Note, produced by Josh Johnson.
The rapper/producer turns in one of his most accessible and musically nuanced albums while maintaining his roughly hewn, dreamlike style.
In a sharp left turn, our indie anti-heroine follows the quasi-synth pop Laurel Hell with a quasi-country set that still can't find peace with love.
Following in the novelty pop with politics footsteps of Go-Kart Mozart, this is another warped and wonderful transmission from the brain of Lawrence and friends.
A hand-picked orchestra and ensemble deliver a rousing success in this complete score recording premiere.
The turn-of-the-'80s-inspired synth pop act seem to hit their stride on a catchy, anxious third LP that incorporates occasional live instruments.
Arriving after a nine-year gap, this album is a rangy and satisfying return to form.
Lovely and moving harmony-heavy indie folk from a redoubtable team of musicians who play and sing with subtle grace.
A fascinating rendering of the St. Matthew Passion, with texts by various poets interleaved with biblical words.
The singer/songwriter exits her teens by honing her soul-baring ballads and spiky pop-punk manifestos with confidence, humor, and bravery.
An artfully raw post-punk vibe and candidly straightforward lyrics mark the Nashville group's sixth album.
Dazzling, ambitious third album from the anonymous South Korean emo/shoegaze musician.
The duo's first album made in California is typically bright and bubbly pop that balances familiar warmth with adventurous arrangements.
The art rocker returns with his first album of original material in 20 years: a probing collection filled with empathetic new beginnings.
The pop visionary follows her mainstream breakthrough with an intense, creative debut album exploring themes of obsession, trust, and self-worth.
Based on Harvey's epic poem Orlam, her spellbinding tenth album contemplates the transition from childhood to adulthood with hallucinatory folk, rock, and electronics.
QOTSA strip down to their essence, sometimes sounding vulnerable underneath their roar.
A glorious recording of the Vespers, bringing to life all the strands Monteverdi wove together in this masterpiece.
On their ninth studio album, the pioneering guitar duo add subtle electronics and orchestral elements to their ambitious compositions.
After years of background work and featured appearances, the singer/songwriter returns with a stirring follow-up to his Mercury Prize-winning debut.
James Wallace (aka Skyway Man) delivers another endearing and offbeat set of celestial pop songs for the Psilocybin Age.
The duo follows the success of Spare Ribs with hilarious, furious, and musically adventurous responses to a post-pandemic U.K.
The band's second post-reunion album is a brilliant evolution that sees them incorporating electronics, post-punk, and even big pop melodies into their shoegaze sound.
A vibrant set of house tracks that serve as poignant reflections, celebrations, and peaceful protests.
Love, both human and divine, is examined in all its complexity and necessity in one of the songwriter's most affecting works.
The Norwegian singer/songwriter hits another career peak on this uplifting and philosophical set.
Recorded at the Sons d'hiver Festival in 2020, this amazing gig featuring 21 musicians commemorates AEC's arrival in Paris in 1968.
Typical autumnal heartbreak, this time folding in elements of jazz, psychedelia, and electronic music while still sounding perfectly like themselves alone.
Designed as a soundtrack for a lost spaghetti Western, the band nimbly add strings and some country-rock along the way to another triumph.
Typically thrilling performances and insistently hooky songs from the long-running group, played here with extra verve -- and emotion.
Combining apocalyptic love songs and pleas for salvation with dub, disco, and plenty of guitars, the duo delivers some of their most exciting music.
A set of simmering Afrobeat and deep funk tunes built on rhythms from one of Afrobeat's creators, recorded before his death in 2020.
Exceptional performances that grasp the essence of Dvořák's big Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65.
A triumphant return from the seminal Red Dirt country band.
The progressive country singer/songwriter cuts away the fat on this vibrant and vital album.
The group's first album as a trio adds a shifting, shadowy mystique to their experimental electronic pop.
Long-anticipated debut album from a progressive R&B singer/songwriter known most for her Grammy-nominated work with Ariana Grande and Chloe x Halle.
The Brooklyn duo's consistently gripping sixth album delivers skronky noise pop, subtle melodic gestures, deadpan wit, and surprising emotional depth.
The Korean-American electronic artist's debut album is a mixture of self-reflection, protest, and nostalgic fantasy.
America's quintessential indie rock band embrace a new level of D.I.Y. with an album reflecting the mastery of their process.
Joy and purpose amid turbulence are conveyed throughout the Scottish trio's first album in five years.
Astonishing virtuosity from a still-teenager pianist as he excels in the highest of high-pressure settings.
The drummer/composer's debut studio album is a sprawling 19-track musical autobiography wedding electric jazz to R&B, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat.