If you have a relatively high threshold for lo-fi recordings, you should find Come in to be one of the year's most creative and impassioned rock albums.
Brittany Howard undergoes an eclectic reinvention on Jaime.
Iglooghost, Kai Whiston, and BABii don't quite break new ground on XYZ, but they do complement each other very nicely on a majority of the tracks.
Animated Violence Mild is an electro-industrial bangerfest on par with World Eater.
North Carolina rapper Rapsody's newest album is a thoughtful tribute to black women, and her most ambitious concept to date.
As it happens, So Much Fun is pretty fun.
Swain heads in a moodier and relatively low-key direction with Negative Space.
Part-man/part-meme Oliver Tree continues to find common ground between pop rock, rap, and electropop.