Beware of the Dogs is a solid indie rock and pop album thanks to Stella Donnelly's songwriting personality, though she's still finding her voice.
NY pop duo MGMT executes a fantastic return to form with the sounds of synth pop on Little Dark Age.
Alvvays' sophomore album offers some of the best dream and jangle pop I've heard in years.
4 years after Beach Fossils' great sophomore album Clash the Truth, the Brooklyn band has returned with their most lavish effort yet. I can still commend the band for not shamelessly trend-chasing like many of their dreamy, jangly contemporaries, but unfortunately the pastiche of '60s pop sounds they serve up here isn't enough to distract from some pretty bland songwriting.
Mac DeMarco matures as a songwriter on This Old Dog, his best album since 2.
While In Mind is Real Estate's best-sounding album yet, the band still fails to provide anything beyond the surface of their blissful sound.