Neo Wax Bloom is absolute joy of a listen. It creates a gorgeous positive emotional connection with the listener and just feels freeing.
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.
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.
Sylvan Esso's sophomore album is a big step forward and has a huge list of strengths, but it doesn't always come together on every song.
A Tremendous Sea of Love is a fantastic album with great melodies, a new direction for Passion pit, and fantastic emotional impact - it's just disappointing to see it held back by poor production.
Avey Tare's Eucalyptus is mostly a mix of sounds missing a core theme or idea to bring it all together. It's not an unpleasant listen, but it's shallow and presents few new ideas.
Mura Masa's debut self-titled album is a promising debut with some standout tracks, but it falls off in the second half.
Run the Jewels' debut self-titled album is a mix of hip-hop and EDM that is full of high energy instrumentals, great wordplay, and unique and diverse flows.
Balam Acab's Wander/Wonder is a fantastic, aquatic, ambient pop and downtempo album that ranks in my all-time favorite albums.