8

Girlfriend

THE DRIVER ERA

You think you’re getting a regular R&B-tinged pop record but, oh no, my friend. You’re getting a lot more than that.

7

Pillows and Therapy

Weathers

Grab your headphones and say “Hello” to your new end-of-summer soundtrack: Weathers just served up Pillows & Therapy and you’ll want to give it a listen. 

9

Say Things That Matter

M.A.G.S.

Say Things That Matter is the perfect soundtrack to your summer romance.

10

XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time

The Maine

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Maine always knows exactly what I need to hear.

9

Do You Want More?!!!??!

The Roots

The vinyl releases for these are just gorgeous and already occupy a prime spot as a jewel of my collection.

9

Nowhere Generation

Rise Against

You’ll want to listen to it again and again, even though (or maybe because) it’ll make you angry.

9

Liquid Crystal

Zombi

Liquid Crystal is a five-song EP clocking in at just over half an hour but it feels longer in the best possible way.

8

Bloody Bride

BRIDEAR

BRIDEAR — especially on their new album Bloody Bride  — is a lot of fun.

9

The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Greta Van Fleet

There were moments listening to this album that I was sure I was hearing the future, and there were moments where I was just as sure that the mid-70s lineup of Canadian prog gods Rush had somehow travelled forward in time and possessed the bodies of younger men to make some of these songs.

9

Dream Weapon

Genghis Tron

Great news: This is still Genghis Tron. It’s a slightly different flavor, sure. But this is still a band that smashes genres, pushes boundaries, and makes some excellent music while doing so.