Jorja Smith's Lost & Found is a first album that sounds like it came from an artist who has been doing this for years and years, an artist who already has award shows and headlining tours in her rear view mirror.
CHVRCHES' Love Is Dead is an album whose makers are screaming "we're ready for the spotlight", whether or not the sentiment is actually true.
Nathan explores the hyperbolic mind of the teenager, a time bomb of unresolved emotion that can be unleashed at any perceived slight, no matter how minor.
DJ Koze's commitment to avoiding easy four-on-the-floor dance music, his unwillingness to whack at synth pads for an hour and call Knock Knock an experimental ambient album, is commendable.
It's fairly astounding just how gracefully a very small, very personal story can turn into something much bigger, as Tamirat has done here.
George Ezra's Staying at Tamara's is upbeat and light to a fault, a microcosm of cheer mostly blissfully unaware of the chaotic world around it.
Bishop Nehru is a technically gifted rapper, and his talents shine brightest when the BPM gets highest.
In a way, Pinkus Abortion Technician is a departure for Melvins, heavily hinted at by the album's very title.
Okovi: Additions rounds up material as a companion to Zola Jesus' brilliant 2017 album proving just how fruitful the Okovi sessions were.
Geography is an accomplished, mature record that will have you reminding yourself over and over again that Tom Misch is a mere 22 years old.
A Dark Place is borne of the darkest of times in dark ambient artist/painter Tor Lundvall's life: the death of his father.
Dominic Arsenault's Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware cuts through the nostalgia so sharply that it comes off as dismissive, hostile even, at least to someone used to reading the flowery prose of fan literature.
Moby creates a despondent calm in advance of the determined storm. It is the best thing Moby has done in a long time.