Best Albums: Mogwai, Reverend Horton Heat, Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence)

This week’s best albums

Mogwai takes a sizable step forward in sound, releasing a matured eighth LP that utilizes vintage synth sounds and displays a new technical prowess.

– Nearly 25 years in, Reverend Horton Heat delivers another diverse and lively album, the band’s first for Victory Records.

– Together as Step Brothers, Alchemist (Gangrene) and Evidence (Dilated Peoples) paint a street-scape that comes to life in stark, paranoid flashes rather than extravagant gestures of madness.

Honorable mentions

Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)

Indian: From All Purity (Relapse)

Murmur: s/t (Season of Mist)

Tempel: On the Steps of the Temple (Prosthetic)