Alpha is the first Audion full-length studio album in a decade from Matthew Dear, who usually records under his own name. Audion continues as a more dancefloor-oriented techno project.
Band of Horses
Why Are You OK
The band's first studio album since 2012's Mirage Rock is produced by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle.
The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Edition)
The album that launched a thousand indie-pop bands gets the deluxe treatment for its 50th anniversary, with the highest-end package featuring stereo, 5.1, and mono mixes, plus outtakes and live tracks.
Big Day in a Small Town
The country singer-songwriter follows her hugely acclaimed 2013 debut 12 Stories with another critical success. Kacey Musgraves guests.
Turn to Gold
The unfortunately named Nashville garage-punk band have been steadily building buzz over the past seven years. Their third album, Turn to Gold, is their most ambitious to date.
Strange Little Birds
The sixth album overall (and first since 2012's Not Your Kind of People) may be the band's best since Version 2.0 nearly two decades ago.
Peter Bjorn and John
Disappointing reviews are greeting the trio's first new album in five years. Collaborators include Greg Kurstin, Paul Epworth, and Emile Haynie.