As voted for by the contributors of Loud And Quiet, our favourite records released this year, and a reminder of exactly what they are
40. Stephen Steinbrink
The nomadic singer’s first studio-recorded album of bittersweet indie after a decade of touring the West Coast’s DIY underground.
The third album from the Swedish, clandestine psych band. As cosmic as ever, with slightly less static and beefed up melodies.
The LA band’s third album of slinky indie and growing electronic elements, following their more difficult self-titled record of 2014.
Social injustice, war, celebrity and what it’s like to live in trigger-happy, modern America go into the RnB dub band’s less auto-tuned third album.
The singer’s sixth solo album, and second ‘visual’ record, accompanied by an hour-long film broadcast on HBO.