Best Albums: DJ QBert, Rabbit Rabbit, Wolves in the Throne Room, Braid

This week’s best albums

DJ QBert’s long-awaited solo followup comes in the form of a conceptual double album, exploring territory both in and out of this world.

– As beautiful and catchy as ever despite few conventional song structures, wife-and-husband duo Rabbit Rabbit bucks another trend and releases its latest with/as a silk-screened art print.

Wolves in the Throne Room releases a companion album to Celestial Lineage, moving further from the strange world of black metal with an ambient, synthesized collection that’s just as intense.

– On its first LP in 16 years, Midwestern emo outfit Braid comes back into its own in a new way.

Honorable mentions

Gulp: Season Sun (Everloving)

Mortals: Cursed to See the Future (Relapse)

David Sardy: Sabotage soundtrack (Metropolis Movie Music)