this list is in no particular order. these albums are some of the few than really stand out among the crowd for me.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down//We the Common
strong indie folk album. my favorite album for the first few months of the year.
experimental pop. the sonics on this album are unlike anything else i’ve ever heard.
Oddisee//The Beauty in All
well produced half beat tape half raps with a huge variety of dope hip hop.
Chance the Rapper//Acid Rap
the most progressive hip hop piece of work. hes got a super bright future with his ear for beats to get on.
RJD2//More Is Than Isn’t
so much variety. this dude proves he can make it all and make it all sound awesome.