22, A Million

Released: September 30, 2016 | Jagjaguwar

22, A Million, the band's first release in 5 years, remains as unashamedly a Bon Iver record as ever, and is yet another absolutely astonishing entry into the incredible catalog of Bon Iver. (REVIEW)

Bon Iver

GENRE: ALTERNATIVE

Atrocity Exhibition is an example of how hip-hop artists are today’s rock stars: drug-filled, sex-charged, anti-establishment themes with an over-the-top personality that has ultimate stage presence. (REVIEW)

Released: September 27, 2016 | Warp Records

Danny Brown

Atrocity Exhibition

GENRE: HIP-HOP

Farewell, Starlite!

Francis and the Lights

Released: September 24, 2016 | Self-Released

Farewell, Starlite! solidifies Francis and the Lights' status as one of music’s most intriguing artists and producers, but still falls a bit short of the immense hype surrounding the project itself. (REVIEW)

GENRE: POP

Preoccupations

Preoccupations

Released: September 16, 2016 | Jagjaguwar / Flemish Eye

A year later after their debut album under the name Viet Cong, the four-piece has been reborn as Preoccupations, with the same aggressive, foreboding sound. (REVIEW)

GENRE: ROCK

Schmilco

Wilco

Released: September 9, 2016 | dBpm

Schmilco is like sitting on a porch in the spring; easy, relaxing, and full of exactly zero surprises — but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. (REVIEW)

GENRE: ALTERNATIVE

Blond

Frank Ocean

Released: August 20, 2016 | Boys Don't Cry

Blond is as much a sonic journal of Frank’s personal life as it is an album about all of our lives. Contained within the album’s 17 tracks are relatable songs about... (REVIEW)

GENRE: R&B

MY WOMAN

Angel Olsen

Released: September 2, 2016 | Jagjaguwar

Angel Olsen is authentic; she is real, raw, and crystal clear that she does not want to be put in a box or stereotype. MY WOMAN is a statement album about who Angel Olsen is... (REVIEW)

GENRE: ALTERNATIVE

Wildflower

The Avalanches

Released: July 1, 2016 | Modular/Astralwerks/XL Recordings/EMI

The Avalanches have made their own lane since their 2000 masterpiece Since I Left You and now, the much anticipated Wildflower. (REVIEW)

GENRE: ELECTRONIC

Puberty 2

Mitski

Released: June 17, 2016 | Dead Oceans

On Puberty 2, singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki tackles themes common to her twenty-something age group, but does so with a refreshing amount of honesty... (REVIEW)

GENRE: ALTERNATIVE

99.9%

KAYTRANADA

Released: May 6, 2016 | XL Recordings

99.9% is a brilliant, well-realized combination of styles, with more than its fair share of memorable and addictive songs. (REVIEW)

GENRE: ELECTRONIC

Bottomless Pit

Death Grips

Released: May 6, 2016 | Third Worlds/Harvest Records

The sound of a Death Grips record is unmistakable – it is powerful, aggressive, and confrontational. Bottomless Pit is very much more of the same, but still sees the group pushing their sound... (REVIEW)

GENRE: HIP-HOP

GENRE: HIP-HOP

Views

Drake

Released: April 29, 2016 | Young Money Entertainment

Views is colossal, and so is Drake’s presence in pop culture — but does the music stand up? (REVIEW)

GENRE: HIP-HOP

Malibu

Anderson .Paak

Released: January 15, 2016 | Steel Wool/OBE/Art Club/EMPIRE

The lyrics on Malibu, sung with Anderson .Paak's raspy voice, are the perfect combination for his music to go through your ears and straight to your soul. (REVIEW)

GENRE: R&B

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