Before we get started, let’s just state the obvious: if you haven’t listened to the new Fleet Foxes album, you should obviously do that before listening to any of these. It’s an easy candidate for album of the year. The new Lorde should be on your radar too, even if you aren’t into pop music. People like her, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, etc. should be enough proof the future is female and that’s already meaning great things for the radio.
But no one should listen to only two new albums a week. You may have missed these five records and you really shouldn’t miss out on them.