Blonde Redhead : Barragán

Blonde Redhead : Barragán

New York trio scales back on this more hushed and minimal effort, at least when compared to the art rockers’ weirdest moments.

YOB : Clearing the Path to Ascend

YOB : Clearing the Path to Ascend

While metal goes through its midlife crisis, the Portland doom trio continue to age gracefully.

J Mascis : Tied to a Star

J Mascis : Tied to a Star

Dinosaur Jr. frontman’s latest solo effort adds more layers to his stripped-down arrangements.

Opeth : Pale Communion

Opeth : Pale Communion

Swedish metal heavyweights cast off the tepid M.O.R. rock and double down on their old-man prog.

Ty Segall : Manipulator

Ty Segall : Manipulator

A double album that shows off the garage rocker’s songwriting and shredding skills, if not necessarily sequencing.

Merchandise : After the End

Merchandise : After the End

A pop album that also happens to be a dark and intense journey through some powerful feelings.

JJ : V

JJ : V

The Swedish duo formerly known as jj get capitalized, but primarily stick to an electronic pop sound with plenty of dreamy element.s

Rustie : Green Language

Rustie : Green Language

Exhilarating and breathlessly alive, expressing something uniquely real and fantastical.