This week’s best albums
– With immense creativity and a devotion to progression, Grails affirms its torchbearer status in the modern “psych movement.”
– Released 13 years after its predecessor, Deltron 3030’s sequel is one of the most creative rap records in ages.
– Prefuse 73 and Teebs collaborate as Sons of the Morning, showcasing each artist’s distinctive qualities in a new context.
– With its ninth studio album, Japanese art-grind band Melt-Banana continues blazing a trail that no other artist has come close to matching.
– On his first LP for Warp, experimental electronic artist Oneohtrix Point Never expands his palette into increasingly abstract dimensions.
3: A Fiendish Threat (Hank3)
7 Seconds: My Aim Is You EP (Rise)
Daníel Bjarnason: Over Light Earth (Bedroom Community)
Black Moth: The Killing Jar (New Heavy Sounds)
Brendan Canning: You Gots 2 Chill (SQE)
Goblin: Tour 2013 EP (Death Waltz)
Hank 3: Brothers of the 4×4 double album (Hank3)
Lorde: Pure Heroine (Universal / Lava / Republic)
Saint Rich: Beyond the Drone (Merge)
Quasi: Mole City double album (Kill Rock Stars)