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.
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.
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.
Japanese Breakfast's new album is a wonderfully cohesive dream-pop album - I only wish it was a little more developed.