Riding over a wave of nocturnal, ether-addled synth textures, "Low Life" showcases standout performances from both Future and the Weekend.
Boston's Hallelujah the Hills new record turns on dark tones and scuffed textures, but rarely does an album so challenging and deeply layered also deliver immediate impact.
"Lay Me Down" is a moving, inspiring, and meaningful piece of country music, qualities of which the modern genre seems to have nearly lost all connection to.
"Skeleton Crew" is the musical equivalent of walking inside a dark, eerie cave.
Brandy Clark's "Girl Next Door" postures itself as an angsty, archetype-subverting country rock standoff, but it's fueled almost entirely by convention.
The nerdiest band in pop/rock history might be trying to recreate their image with "California Kids".
Dutch minimalist composer Jozef Van Wissem moves away from contemporary classical music and towards experimental folk on his new album.
London indie folk ensemble Passport to Stockholm knows their way around a hook. The group creates memorable, pristine, addictive folk pop.
Sulfur City is a really honest to goodness working class rock band, the kind you can unwind to with beers and pool games at the local pub.
With a gossamer brat-pop voice that recalls Like a Virgin-era Madonna, Jessy Lanza sings in slashes and bursts of highly-pressurized air.