The Orwells – Disgraceland

Panopticon – Roads to the North

The latest album from Panopticon not only combines black metal with bluegrass and American folk music, but it’s a bonafide musical epic as well.

Deadmau5 – When (1<2)

Deadmau5′ new, double album showcases much more finesse and maturity than his past releases. His usual house bangers are dark, textured. Meanwhile, much of the second disc feels like it was inspired by some in-depth listens to a film score or two.

Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia drums up some classy and tasteful radio-ready hits on her most commercial album yet.

Wolves In the Throne Room – Celestite

Wolves In the Throne Room come through with an electronic and ambient change of pace on this new record of theirs.

Lazer/Wulf – The Beast of Left and Right

The mostly instrumental metal trio Lazer/Wulf drops a progressive, conceptual set of tracks that are a fun and visceral listen.

Wreck and Reference – Want

Wreck and Reference serve up a slightly different, and more dismal, blend of extreme music styles coming together on this new album of theirs. However, the song structures still leave a lot to be desired.

Pearls Negras – Biggie Apple

Yeah, I know I’m late on this, but I’ve been spending so much downtime listening to this peppy, upbeat hip hop EP from Brazil’s Pearls Negras that I had to give it a mention

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent

The new Sunny Day In Glasgow record is riddled with messy imperfections, but it’s also one of the most creatively produced shoegaze and noise pop albums in the last few years.

USA Out of Vietnam – Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes

USA Out of Vietnam’s debut delivers some pretty impressive, experimental post-rock tunes. It’s not perfect, but this record certainly makes this outfit a band to watch.