A raw return to the Welsh band's brand of arena rock.
A pale echo of the past.
Jordan Lee finds a profundity in simplicity on his latest album.
A showcase for five musicians turning death metal from unholy ruckus to powerful anthems.
A rambling record of traveling songs from the twangy, jangly Philly songwriter.
A beautiful, uncomfortable meditation on activism and self-awareness.
The British producer offers a haunted reflection of trauma through electronic drones.
A well-executed death metal album that misses the feralness of the genre's best albums.
The California punks seem to be growing up on their still immediate, still short new album.
A brilliantly austere offering from singer/songwriter Chan Marshall.
The Kayo Dot leader offers up another darkly beautiful set of haunting art ballads.
The Toronto hardcore troupe are evolving into a very different band, and it's exciting to see where they're going.
The most intense and aggressive that Cloud Nothings have ever sounded, coupled with a refined songwriting sensibility.
A standout retro-soul album from an artist with an overflowing love and respect for the sound.
A synthesis of Portishead's noir and vintage Krautrock in the Bristol trio's excellent third album.
A brief EP collaboration recorded in a concentrated period that yields spontaneous, rewarding results.
The Philadelphia death metal band sets the bar higher with a more complex, grand set of rippers.
A breakneck ride through the Chicago rapper's intense narratives.
A continuation down the path of epic badassery that made us love this band in the first place.
The trans-Atlantic band graduates from a wildly innovative experiment into a strong set of songwriters.