9

After Laughter

Paramore

Take off those rose-colored glasses that proclaim 2007 was the best ever and wave goodbye to the past, because 2017 ain’t so bad when you’ve got an album like this.

9

Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Harry Styles’ debut album is a vulnerable modern narrative contrasted by sounds of the 70s / 80s, ranging from sensual soft to full glam.

8

Haze EP

The King’s Parade

In just four tracks the ‘Haze’ EP creates a whole new world to escape into—so shut your eyes, turn your speakers up, and let The King’s Parade take you away.

7

Eventide

Lilac Lungs

Eventide was created as a safe space for listeners, and contains a whole plethora of emotions and explorations of good, bad, and the in between—sometimes all in the same evocative indie track.

9

Adornment

Grayscale

On the surface Grayscale’s Adornment is a methodical maturation complete with catchy hooks and commanding riffs, but on a deeper level it’s a cathartic release of stories and responses to life that manage to be both personal and universal.

8

Locals Only EP

Locals Only

They haven’t even made their live debut yet, but New York pop-punkers Locals Only are already making an impression on our eardrums.

7

Kali EP

Emily Bell & the Talkbacks

Back with a new sound, and invoking the Hindu goddess of destruction, Emily Bell set some high expectations with her new Kali EP.

8

Snake Hill EP

Wyland

New Jersey-based Wyland dropped their Snake Hill EP last month and it’s everything we want in an alternative rock album.

8

Life Like An Anchor

The Upset Victory

The Upset Victory are a seduction you’ll be powerless to resist—and you won’t even want to try.

7

Disposable

Super American

Making super American pop punk that’ll have you saying #relatable at every turn, the New York musicians just released an album that’ll remind you of summer 2017 for years to come.