Popular Manipulations is a wonderful indie rock album, but most of the ideas presented here are already at least a decade old.
Soccer Mommy's new album Collection is a fantastic but infuriatingly short album that makes the listener beg for more depth in the future.
Japanese Breakfast's new album is a wonderfully cohesive dream-pop album - I only wish it was a little more developed.
Ween's The Mollusk is the perfect "meta" album. It understands what music is and what it is intended to do. It plays with these ideas while managing to still be incredibly listenable.
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless is a universal shoegaze favorite. For me, it represents safety, childhood, and love.
Modest Mouse's The Lonesome Crowded West is an Indie Rock classic and an all-time favorite album for me. It remains difficult to pick this album apart and discuss what is so perfect about it and it is best explored individually and all at once.
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is pop perfection, filled with outstanding melody, production, and instrumentation.
Asobi Seksu's Citrus is a beautiful dream-pop journey that evokes images of the best parts of your past.