Chvrches – Love is Dead
Add some live instruments and a feature or two, and the Scottish Cover Faeries come up with their best album yet.
Panic! At the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
The slow evolution from alt-goth twinks to power pop kings is complete. Urie even sounds like Robin Thicke on one song.
Dead Sara – Temporary Things Taking Up Space
Yes, it’s just an EP, but it’s also the most confident songwriting and powerful delivery the garage heroes from LA have released yet. Every song here is better than all the Grammy nominees this year in the rock categories.