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Alex Cameron - Forced Witness

The music skillfully blends synthpop and heartland rock.

Standout track: "Stranger's Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)"

Algiers - The Underside of Power

Standout track: "The Underside of Power"

Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun

Standout track: "Pacemaker"

Bradley Hathaway - Flesh Eater

Standout track: "Goddamn"

Brockhampton - SATURATION II

Standout track: "JUNKY"

Bruce Cockburn - Bone on Bone

Standout track: "Stab At Matter"

The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 3

Standout track: "An empty bliss beyond this World"

Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 1

Standout track: "Broken Halos"

Forest Swords - Compassion

Standout track: "Panic"

Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom

Standout track: "White Gum"

Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

Standout track: "Appointments"

Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Standout track: "ELEMENT."

Laura Marling - Semper Femina

Standout track: "Soothing"

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Standout track: "how do you sleep?"

Lorde - Melodrama

Standout track: "The Louvre"

Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface

Standout track: "The Gold"

Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

Standout track: "Ravens"

Paramore - After Laughter

Standout track: "Hard Times"

Rapsody - Laila's Wisdom

Standout track: "Power ft. Kendrick Lamar, Lance Skiiiwalker"

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits

Standout track: "Yer Killin' Me"

Richard Dawson - Peasant

Standout track: "Ogre"

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

Standout track: "Bobby"

Various Artists - Mono No Aware

Standout track: Sky H1 - "Huit"

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

Standout track: "Big Fish"

The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

Standout track: "Pain"


Sleeper hits I didn't find until after I made this list:

  • Craig Finn - We All Want the Same Things
  • The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - No Glory

Big list of albums. Ranked, but don't believe the numbers:

  1. Bradley Hathaway - Flesh Eater
  2. Brockhampton - SATURATION II
  3. Alex Cameron - Forced Witness
  4. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
  5. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
  6. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  7. Richard Dawson - Peasant
  8. Lorde - Melodrama
  9. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  10. Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom
  11. (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket
  12. Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel
  13. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
  14. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  15. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface
  16. Algiers - The Underside of Power
  17. Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
  18. Paramore - After Laughter
  19. Perfume Genius - No Shape
  20. Machine Girl - ...Because I'm Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For
  21. Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 1
  22. Zack Villere - Little World
  23. Forest Swords - Compassion
  24. Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
  25. Various Artists - Mono no aware
  26. Remo Drive - Greatest Hits
  27. Laura Marling - Semper femina
  28. Neil Cicierega - Mouth Moods
  29. William Basinski - A Shadow in Time
  30. Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind the Sun
  31. Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
  32. The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 2
  33. Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory
  34. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
  35. Jonwayne - Rap Album Two
  36. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
  37. Tinariwen - Elwan
  38. Bruce Cockburn - Bone on Bone
  39. The National - Sleep Well Beast
  40. Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
  41. Brockhampton - SATURATION
  42. Slowdive - Slowdive
  43. Sampha - Process
  44. St. Vincent - Masseduction
  45. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
  46. Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
  47. Sufjan Stevens - The Greatest Gift / Carrie & Lowell Live
  48. Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
  49. Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack

More albums:

  • Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
  • King Krule - The Ooz
  • Kelela - Take Me Apart
  • Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
  • Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
  • Flotation Toy Warning - The Machine That Made Us
  • Big Thief - Capacity
  • Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
  • Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
  • Natalia Lafourcade - Musas
  • Kara-Lis Coverdale - Grafts
  • Stefan Wesołowski - Rite of the End
  • Blanck Mass - World Eater
  • Son Volt - Notes of Blue
  • Bedwetter - Volume 1: Flick Your Tongue Against Your Teeth and Describe the Present.
  • John Garcia - The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues
  • Priests - Nothing Feels Natural
  • Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works
  • SZA - CTRL
  • Pseudonym - Pack of Lies
  • Litku Klemetti - Juna Kainuuseen
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
  • Thundercat - Drunk
  • Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now
  • The Menzingers - After the Party
  • Foxygen - Hang
  • Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister - Planetarium
  • Gas - Narkopop
  • Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
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