Best Albums: Boyfrndz, Matt Stevens, S. Carey, Inventions

This week’s best albums

Boyfrndz’s debut LP is a melodic beast of drum and guitar syncopation, backed by six-string bass.

– UK guitarist Matt Stevens delivers a new work that combines the progressiveness of his band work with the acoustic beauty of his solo albums.

S. Carey’s latest offering finds him fully coming into his own as a solo artist.

– Together as Inventions, members of Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium craft glistening fuzz and ambient whispers that evoke their other bands.

Honorable mentions

Cex: Shamaneater (Automation)

Nostalghia: Chrysalis

Pyrrhon: The Mother of Virtues (Relapse)

White Hinterland: Baby (Dead Oceans)