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14 Of The Best Albums You Didn't Hear This Year

Here are some incredible albums you probably didn't know existed this year

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14. Oh Inhuman Spectacle by Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel are an Australian neo-psych band that released this charmer on 4AD this year

Methyl Ethel are an Australian neo-psych band that released this charmer on 4AD this year

13. Scum With Boundaries by the i.l.y's

Zach Hill and Andy Morin (of Death Grips fame) released this free jangly noisey album

Zach Hill and Andy Morin (of Death Grips fame) released this free jangly noisey album

12. Liquid Cool by Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel had some rough artistic differences with her label, so released this album which hearkens back to her previous sound

Nite Jewel had some rough artistic differences with her label, so released this album which hearkens back to her previous sound

11. Psychic Materials by Casey Mecija

Former Ohbijou frontwoman Casey Mecija released this stunning dream-pop debut solo album

Former Ohbijou frontwoman Casey Mecija released this stunning dream-pop debut solo album

10. Home Wrecking Years by Brendan Canning

Founding member of Broken Social Scene Brendan Canning released his third and rockiest solo album yet

Founding member of Broken Social Scene Brendan Canning released his third and rockiest solo album yet

9. Familiar Touch by DIANA

DIANA got even poppier and dreamier on their sophomore album this year

DIANA got even poppier and dreamier on their sophomore album this year

8. Libras by Saqqara Mastabas

The Fiery Furnace's Matthew Friedberger and Bob D'Amico finally released a collaborative instrumental album together!

The Fiery Furnace's Matthew Friedberger and Bob D'Amico finally released a collaborative instrumental album together!

7. As I Lay Drying by Lung Dart

Atmospheric electro gltich-n-b got really pretty and intimate with this UK debut

Atmospheric electro gltich-n-b got really pretty and intimate with this UK debut

6. Nevermen by Nevermen

Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio), Mike Patton, and Doseone finally made this crazy electro rap collective album this year!

Tunde Adebimpe (of TV On The Radio), Mike Patton, and Doseone finally made this crazy electro rap collective album this year!

5. Love, Ice Cream by Ice Cream

The super cool (haha get it?) Toronto duo released an incredible album this year

The super cool (haha get it?) Toronto duo released an incredible album this year

4. Ultimate Care II by Matmos

This year Matmos released an album made with washing machine sounds

This year Matmos released an album made with washing machine sounds

3. RVK DTR by Reykjavíkurdætur

Reykjavíkurdætur are the most exciting thing to happen to hip-hop all year

Reykjavíkurdætur are the most exciting thing to happen to hip-hop all year

2. Until the Horror Goes by John Congleton and the Nighty Nite

John Congleton has been the mega producer behind many of your favs, and this year he released an equally masterful solo album

John Congleton has been the mega producer behind many of your favs, and this year he released an equally masterful solo album

1. Plays the Music of Twin Peaks by Xiu Xiu

With perfect homage that only Xiu Xiu could pull off, this album is a beautiful and twisted rendition of the fantastically twisted soundtrack for a fantastically twisted cult favourite

With perfect homage that only Xiu Xiu could pull off, this album is a beautiful and twisted rendition of the fantastically twisted soundtrack for a fantastically twisted cult favourite

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