David Berman's wryly depressive (or depressively wry) songwriting seems to have only gotten sharper during his decade away from music.
Flamboyant is a distillment of what has made bubblegum bass so interesting over the past few years, as well as an apt commentary on gender politics.
The Origin of My Depression is one of the most harrowing offerings in experimental music this year. Profoundly disturbing and not for the faint of heart.
Freddie and Madlib continue to bring out the best in each other on Bandana.
Return to Center finds Kirin J. Callinan putting a unique and hilarious spin on the covers album, somehow resulting in his most effective character portrait yet.
The demos that comprise Originals blow most artists' finished studio work out of the water.
Right out of the gate, black midi has crafted one of the decade's most creative rock albums.
Daphni (a.k.a. Caribou) comes through with a handful of nu-disco bangers.