A suffocating, strange, and affecting ninth album from lo-fi pop experimenter Alex Giannascoli reflects an upgrade in recording equipment.
The New Zealand singer/songwriter's third effort eschews the last-call darkness of 2017's Party for something a bit sunnier, though no less peculiar.
The second album of lovingly updated Turkish psych from ex-members of Jacco Gardner's band.
Risks pay off on a highly stylized album with lavish orchestral arrangements that only elevate the singer's trademark vulnerability.
Solo work from Animal Collective founder sounds more grounded and inspired than much of his usually cluttered and abstract output.
The indie folk-rockers' impressionistic third album is a foray into artful album rock that incorporates improvisation and samples.
The singer/songwriter's first album in six years tackles life, love, and death with a refreshing and thought-provoking lightness.
The fifth album from this Welsh songwriter trades guitar rock for risky, open-ended songs, resulting in some of her best work.
The long-running band have never sounded punker, sadder, or more alive than on this excellent album.
The singer/songwriter's first album in five years is a sophisticated, sonically adventurous collaboration with Danger Mouse.
The excellent third album by a Detroit trio whose sweet and bouncy noise pop has a dark lyrical undercurrent.
The band's fascinating eighth album examines impermanence, inhumanity, and death with songs that sound deceptively life-affirming.
The reverb-doused Chicago indie trio funnel the complicated feelings of an intra-band breakup into their strongest songs yet.
The band's second album creates a wistful, quiet mood unbroken by drums and buoyed by lilting melodies.
The excellent debut album from the Philly noise punks tempers chaos with vulnerability.
The trio's second album is a shiny love letter to rock & roll's transporting magic.
The lo-fi singer/songwriter creates a warmly intimate environment on an album of vulnerable and optimistic folk songs.
Musically wide-ranging and emotionally naked, Tahliah Barnett's breathtaking second album focuses on wounded yet resilient feminine energy.
A devastating, unapologetically vulnerable set of quiet songs home-recorded by bandleader Emily Sprague following personal losses.
The Montreal-based group return from an extended hiatus with a dense, unpredictable noise-pop suite.
Lush electro-acoustic production and complex songwriting make the third album from this dream pop project a genre standout.
The L.A. trio's fourth album finds them scaling back their shoegaze approach to something home-cooked and proudly lo-fi.
A moody, sonically mature fourth set from the Philadelphia band, and first with added vocalist Shari Bolar.
The project's sixth album offers gently powerful songs that sustain a sense of identity, family, and love through difficult times.
The multi-talented artist sets her musings on love as an action to '90s trance music with serenely complex results.
The sophomore LP's raw performances, complex emotional honesty, and themes of female autonomy set it apart from other breakup albums.
The second album from this Australian indie pop songwriter is a tribute to his departed brother, overflowing with gratitude and warmth.
This multi-faceted and curious collection finds the noise rock institution still growing and developing nearly a quarter century in.
The otherworldly, ethereal solo debut of Eliza Bagg (Pavo Pavo), who puts her voice, including experiments with vocal samples, front and center.
The Manchester duo deliver a cathartic, emotionally raw sophomore album that's as moving as it is artful.
The West Londoner's full-length debut frames themes of anxiety, ambition, and self-image in eccentric, staccato guitar pop.
Striking debut from a deep-voiced Canadian singer whose take on country music tropes reveals he's no ordinary cowboy.
After a batch of brilliant synth pop singles, the former Veronica Falls member makes good on a full album of brilliant synth pop.
The Dutch quartet are students of '90s indie rock and invest their nostalgia with heartfelt imagination, strong dynamics, and deep feelings.
Singer/songwriter David Berman's final album is filled with lonely songs that are as warm as a hug from a long-lost friend.
The band's third album harkens back to their '90s indie pop glory while adding new tricks, nearly topping their brilliant debut.
The fourth solo album by the This Is the Kit collaborator adds a stronger jazz presence to her gentle, textured indie rock.
The duo's second album has all the giddy exuberance and infectious songs of their debut, plus slightly upgraded production values.
Decades into a revered catalog, storied Omaha singer/songwriter offers up one of his best, most focused collections.
For their first album, the Australian band traded home recording for a studio, tightened up their sound, and made a jangling, warm-hearted Flying Nun-styled classic.
The singer/songwriter creates a richly symbolic, mysterious world where paradise and perdition overlap.
The band's first album in 22 years is a near-flawless blend of experience and exuberance.
The sibling duo conjure an intoxicating dream of late-'60s California romance and trippy AM pop vibes on their follow-up to A Love Supreme.
Cars and love are on A.C. Newman's mind in another offering of his group's clever and ambitious indie pop.
The band returns from a six-year hiatus with some of their most eclectic and satisfying music.
The group responds to late-2010s xenophobia with beguiling psychedelic pop that's equally welcoming and unusual.
The band's first album in eight years is their best yet, filled with sharp songs and haunting performances.
Fourth album from this versatile indie-bred songwriter leans into orchestral soft rock touches for some of her most direct and fully formed work.
Brilliantly written and executed lo-fi power pop from the restless musical mind of Fucked Up's Ben Cook.