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.
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.
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.
Science Fiction is a dark, mature, and incredibly consistent alternative rock album that bookends a wonderful discography from a talented and diverse band.
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.