Lana Del Rey improves as a songwriter by leaps and bounds on NFR.
In League with Dragons is missing just about everything that has made past Mountain Goats albums so great.
I Am Easy to Find returns to the dullness of The National's early 2010s output.
Soap&Skin's first album in six years is sadly marred by awkward additional instrumentation and songwriting that's lackluster compared to her previous work.
And Nothing Hurt is one of the more low-key albums in the Spiritualized canon.
Florence + The Machine exercise a bit more restraint than usual on High as Hope.
Even though it's a little disappointing to hear Josh playing it so safe stylistically on the heels of Pure Comedy, God's Favorite Customer more often than not delivers the sharp songwriting that Father John Misty is known for and admirably tackles some pretty dark and personal topics.
Hop Along's song structures and storytelling mature on Bark Your Head Off, Dog.