Kelela, Take Me Apart

Jessica Dennison + Jones, Jessica Dennison + Jones

Midwife, Like Author, Like Daughter

Michael Nau, Some Twist

Fred Thomas, Changer

—JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON


Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me

Great Grandpa, Plastic Cough

Boreen, Friends

Downtown Boys, Cost of Living

Girlpool, Powerplant

—CAMERON CROWELL


Haim, Something to Tell You

Juana Molina, Halo

Sweeping Exits, Glitter & Blood

Alex Cameron, Forced Witness

(Sandy) Alex G, Rocket

—CIARA DOLAN


Protomartyr, Relatives in Descent

Bedouine, Bedouine

Priests, Nothing Feels Natural

LCD Soundsystem, American Dream

Perfume Genius, Slip Away

WILLIAM KENNEDY


Viking Skate Country, Sent Here to Destroy You

Power Trip, Nightmare Logic

The Prids, Do I Look Like I’m in Love?

Love Mercury Music Coverage?

Protomartyr, Relatives in Descent

Total Control, Laughing at the System

—MARK LORE


SZA, Ctrl

Kendrick Lamar, Damn

Jay-Z, 4:44

Jaden Smith, Syre

Jidenna, The Chief

JENNI MOORE


Wolves in the Throne Room, Thrice Woven

Chelsea Wolfe, Hiss Spun

King Woman, Created in the Image of Suffering

Tyler, the Creator, Flower Boy

Pissed Jeans, Why Love Now

—CERVANTE POPE


Kendrick Lamar, Damn

Princess Nokia, 1992

SZA, Ctrl

Thundercat, Drunk

Brown Calculus, Live at the Map Room

—EMILLY PRADO


Izaak Opatz, Mariachi Static

Wand, Plum

King Krule, The Ooz

Eyelids, Or

Grandaddy, Last Place

—RYAN PRADO


Alvvays, Antisocialites

Rapsody, Laila’s Wisdom

Jesca Hoop, Memories Are Now

Florist, If Blue Could Be Happiness

Jane Weaver, Modern Kosmology

—BEN SALMON


Fred Thomas, Changer

Colleen, A Flame My Love, a Frequency

EMA, Exile in the Outer Ring

Björk, Utopia

Jay-Z, 4:44

—SUZETTE SMITH


Clarke and the Himselfs, In Your Heart You Know She’s Clarke and the Himselfs

Mope Grooves, Joy

Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me

Vince Staples, Big Fish Theory

Sweeping Exits, Glitter & Blood

—CHRIS STAMM


GSP, 12”

Migos, Culture

Exploded View, Summer Came Early

Blind Owl Wilson, Blind Owl Wilson

Kendrick Lamar, Damn

—CHRIS SUTTON


Charly Bliss, Guppy

Randy Newman, Dark Matter

Shannon Lay, Living Water

Cool American, Infinite Hiatus

R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner, Make It Be

MORGAN TROPER


Horisont, About Time

Nasalrod, Building Machines

Necrot, Blood Offerings

Antichrist, Sinful Birth

Spectral Voice, Eroded Corridors of Unbeing

—ARIS HUNTER WALES