Essential Full-Length Releases
Bombino - Deran
Deran is the sixth album from the Nigerian musician. The album, which follows the Dan Auerbach-produced Nomad, celebrates the artist's culture and heritage. It was recorded in Africa and sung entirely in Tamashek.
Watch: "Deran Deran Alkheir"
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tell Me How You Really Feel is, somewhat surprisingly, only Barnett's second album. Her body of work is much larger, starting with an acclaimed double EP, A Sea of Split Peas and more recently including, Lotta Sea Lice, a collaboration with Kurt Vile.
Watch: "Nameless, Faceless"
Watch: "Need a Little Time"
Frog Eyes - Violet Psalms
The eighth album from Frog Eyes will also reportedly be the band's last and was followed by a farewell tour. The album was recorded at the home of members Carey Mercer and Melanie Campbell. Although the band has counted members of Wolf Parade and The New Pornographers as bandmates, the record is stripped back to just the four core members.
Watch: "Your Boss’s Shirt"
Listen: "Pay for Fire"
Patrick Paige II - Letters of Irrelevance
Paige is a member of the The Internet, who also released a new album this year. He serves as the band's bassist, but shows off his own voice on his debut. Similar to his work in The Internet, the album combines soul, funk, and hip hop.
Watch: "On My Mind/Charge It to the Game" (featuring Syd & Kari Faux)
Watch: "The Party Song (Do My Dance)" (featuring Fortebowie) / "The Best Policy"
TT - LoveLaws
TT is Theresa Wayman, who is also a member of Warpaint. She's released three albums with her band, including 2016's Heads Up, but LoveLaws is her first solo record.
Watch: "I’ve Been Fine"
Listen: "Love Leaks"
Other Full-Length Releases
Buck Meek - Buck Meek
Now, Now - Saved
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Watch: "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience"
Watch: "Wide Awake"
Quiet Slang - Everything Matters but No One Is Listening
Watch: "Dirty Cigarettes"
Listen: "Noisy Heaven"
Remember Sports - Slow Buzz
Watch: "Pull Through"
Watch: "The 1 Bad Man"
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Wax Idols - Happy Ending
Listen: "Heaven Knows"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
The Breeders - Last Splash Vinyl Reissue
The Breeders - Mountain Battles Vinyl Reissue
Listen: "Mountain Battles"
Listen: "Bang On"
The Breeders - Pod Vinyl Reissue
The Breeders - Title TK Vinyl Reissue
Listen: "Off You"
The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat Vinyl Reissue
Listen: "Quay Cur"
Listen: "Blueberry Boat"
How to Talk to Girls at Parties: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Listen: Xiu Xiu & Mitski - "Between the Breaths"
Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong Reissue
Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay Sessions
Watch: "(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay"
Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Reissue
Listen: "Fine Line"
Listen: "How Kind of You"
Paul McCartney - NEW Reissue
Watch: "Queenie Eye"
Paul McCartney - Thrillington Reissue
Listen: "Too Many People"
Listen: "Ram On"
Paul McCartney and Wings - Wings Greatest Reissue
Listen: "Live and Let Die"
Listen: "Junior’s Farm"
Pink Floyd - Pulse Remastered and Expanded
Listen: "Astronomy Domine"
Listen: "What Do You Want from Me"
Pink Floyd - Relics Reissue
Listen: "Arnold Layne"
Listen: "See Emily Play"