1. Teens of Style by Car Seat Headrest
    I downloaded this because of the song "Something Soon," which is great. But truthfully I was a little disappointed by this album. It's good, but not great.
  2. Star Wars by Wilco
    I haven't listened to this one too much yet. There's a cat on the cover though, which is cool.
  3. Death of a Bachelor by Panic! At the Disco
    I loved their first album, but I haven't downloaded one since Pretty. Odd. I was feeling nostalgic and heard good things about this one, so I thought what the hell, I'm going to give it a shot. And man, am I glad it did. Whether it's nostalgia (listening to this makes me feel like I'm 19 again), genuine quality of the material, or a mix of both, I love this album.
  4. Blurryface by twenty one pilots
    I downloaded this based on the songs "Stressed Out" and "Ride," but the whole album is great. I pride myself more than I should on mastering the rap on "Stressed Out", and there are other great songs (I especially like "Lane Boy" and "Heavydirtysoul," which is my ringtone).
  5. Fumes by Lily & Madeleine
    "The Wolf is Free" is such an awesome song. I also like "Can't Admit It," "Hold On to Now," "Peppermint Candy," and most of the others.
  6. Atlas by Sleeping At Last
    This isn't so much an album as a collection of songs released over time, all wonderful. If you haven't checked out Sleeping At Last, I highly recommend it. If you combined The Album Leaf and Sufjan Stevens (both of whom are also amazing), you'd get SAL, which is a very good thing.
  7. Centerfold by MOTHXR
    Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl is the lead singer of this band. You'd never know it though because it barely sounds like him. I actually like this album a lot.
  8. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it by The 1975
    I actually think the title is kind of sweet, but some people think it's creepy. Still a good album though.
  9. You and I by Jeff Buckley
    I'm a big JB fan (coincidentally, Penn Badgley of the formerly mentioned MOTHXR played him in the movie Greetings From Tim Buckley), and it's so tragic he died so young (he drowned in 1997). This is a set of stripped down recordings that remind us how talented he was.
  10. Everybody's Coming Down by The Good Life
    I was so happy to learn that they released their first album in 8 years and downloaded it as soon as I found this out, even if I was about 7 months late on that. Anyway, it's not as good as perfect Album of the Year, but I'm still really pleased with it.
  11. This is What the Truth Feels Like by Gwen Stefani
    I prefer Gwen with No Doubt, but I don't think they'll be releasing another album since Push and Shove underperformed (even though they say they're going to be working on another). I also wasn't overly fond of her previous albums Love. Angel. Music. Baby. or The Sweet Escape. But everything I read about this appealed to me, and I like it a lot more than those previous two. Still holding out hope for more No Doubt though.