Antisocialites has a lot in common with the overly trendy indie dream pop sound, but Alvvays really succeed in setting themselves apart on the most emotional tracks on this album.
I Tell A Fly is a jazz / pop / soul / classical crossover album that sounds like nothing else through it's best two-thirds. I'm in love with the opening and closing suites, but the album does fall a bit in the middle third.
Neo Wax Bloom is absolute joy of a listen. It creates a gorgeous positive emotional connection with the listener and just feels freeing.
Poppy's debut album is everything I could ask for in a pop album. Every song is catchy and fun and the overarching theme is interested and supported by the overall atmosphere.
The emotional impact of this beautiful and rich album is massive. Unfortunately, A Deeper Understanding is just too self-similar at times for me to ignore.
Kitty's debut album Miami Garden Club is an enjoyable and decidedly nocturnal pop experience, but sometimes it trades its shallow aesthetic for actual vapidity.
SATURATION II improves on its predecessor in every way and its a remarkable hip-hop achievement for 2017. There is an incredible amount of personality, catchiness, and diversity here and I've been listening to this album non-stop since its release.
Painted Ruins has a lot of detail and atmosphere, but I found it lacking in musicality and it was simply impossible for me to connect to.
Everything Everything have matured greatly with their new album A Fever Dream. This album brings together a lot of new influences that keep the album fresh and present a number of new sounds for Everything Everything to explore more in the future.
Science Fiction is a dark, mature, and incredibly consistent alternative rock album that bookends a wonderful discography from a talented and diverse band.