4. Purity Ring - Another Eternity

by Jen DeRosa

Good for: Country drives and late night sessions

4. Beirut - No No No

by Jez Burrows

A perfect, pocket-sized record of broken-down pop. The lush outro to August Holland stopped me in my tracks.


4. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

by Richard Perez

Couch rock. Vibrant verses. 

4. Beach House - Depression Cherry

by Eric R. Mortensen

Fall. Back. In. To. Place. All day, like a mantra.

4. Sam Prekop - The Republic

by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch

Relaxing modular synth tones set alongside a straightforward drum pattern. A welcomed departure for Prekop.


4. Del Paxton & Gulfer - Split

by Tara McCullough

These guitars! Math-y goodness! Love at first listen.

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

by Damien Correll

Ruban Nielson's UMO is 3 for 3, IMO.

4. Jamie XX - In Colour

by Nate Utesch

I've listened to this record 247 times since May 29, 2015 and the plays do not appear to be slowing down just yet. Unfortunately for "In Colour," three pretty remarkable records stole my heart this Summer and left this at #4. But that doesn't tell you what this sounds like. It's just more electronic music on my top ten. Somebody with the Wikipedia username, "AssortedLiquorice," calls it "future garage."

4. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit

by Anna Hurley

Courtney Barnett's voice captivates me; sometimes it's folksy, sometimes twangy, sometimes it's all grunge. Elevator Operator is a fun and upbeat opening track, with drum beats and a guitar melody that have me bopping around.


4. Zombi - Shapeshift

by Sasha Barr

Synth/bass/drum driven horror movie music? Yes, please. Might be their best album yet.