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The 50 Best Albums of 2022

As we close another great year, it is time to share our best 50 albums that came out in 2022. The theme this year seemed to be artists finally releasing new music. Whether it was SZA at five years, Yeah Yeah Yeahs at nine years or Alexisonfire at thirteen years, fans this year were treated to some great new music.

Albums were nominated by a team member and if it reached a specific threshold of votes, it was eligible to make this list. A total of 229 albums and EP’s were nominated.

As The Soundtrack is a Canadian publication, we feel it is our duty to highlight the many great acts from this country as denoted with a flag (🇨🇦) next to the title.

50. Sylvan Esso - No Rules Sandy

49. The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie

At one point The Black Keys were one of the biggest bands in the world, then they went on hiatus and it was doubtful they would ever come back. Since their return in 2019, they've put out three records, none of which have hit the commercial highs of their earlier efforts. With Dropout Boogie, they dig into the cousin of blues in soul. An album that sounds like a cross between Muddy Waters and The Commodores is a new direction for them. If you were a fan of their pre-Brothers music, this album would have been right up your alley. - Dakota Arsenault

48. Lizzo - Special

There’s no denying the world domination Lizzo has earned in the last few years, but her music is a masterclass in pop craft. Sure “About Damn Time” is overplayed, but listen again to it, the funk throwback is impeccable, the bass line, the flirty flute it's all there. For fans of the Beastie Boys there is the fun sample of “Girls” on her track “Grrls”. Lizzo even gets in on the disco bandwagon with “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)”. This album is chock full of bangers and deserves all the attention it gets. - Dakota Arsenault

47. Perfume Genius - Ugly Season

The sixth studio album from singer-songwriter Perfume Genius dropped back in June, originally composed to accompany choreographer Kate Wallich’s contemporary dance piece, The Sun Still Burns Here. It also accompanied short film Pygmalion's Ugly Season directed by visual artist Jacolby Satterwhite. The album is experimental, queer, and eclectic. - Gemma Mastroianni

46. Harry Styles - Harry's House

45. The Weeknd - Dawn FM 🇨🇦

"Dawn FM" was one of the first albums to release in 2021, and its hard-hitting dance and 80’s influence sure left an impression for the remainder of the year with several remixes and consistent radio play. Singles “Take my Breath”, “Sacrifice”, “Out of Time”, and “Less Than Zero” all made it to the top six of Billboard charts, and the album reached number one in over ten countries. The vintage radio theme throughout the album keeps things interesting, and takes listeners on a groovy journey like no other. - Gemma Mastroianni

44. Mt. Joy - Orange Blood

Orange Blood, indie rock band Mt. Joy’s third studio album, encapsulates the warmth and freedom of summertime in a lush sonic landscape. While the band are known for shifting in and out of folk, Americana, pop, and jazz, and prolonging groove filled jam sessions, their latest effort finds them condensing their sound into a refined, deliberate sound that borders on alternative, psychedelic, and pop-rock ideations. Tracks like “Orange Blood,” “Lemon Tree,” and “Evergreen” create a raucous palpitation that gives heartbeat to the album, rhythmically guiding listeners on a trip of their own that ends in both joy, enlightenment, and contemplation. - Emma Furrier

43. Charli XCX - CRASH

Social media’s favourite hyper pop girl is back with her final album on her Atlantic record contract, possibly setting her up to be a major free agent. Here she gets guest turns from some favourites in the underground pop community like Rina Sawayama, Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek. The centerpiece of the album is “Good Ones”, an 80’s synth rock banger about only dating the baddest of boys. The album is more mainstream and focused than her more experimental EP’s, so expect tracks from this record to consistently pop up on playlists and be heard in the clubs. - Dakota Arsenault

42. Band of Horses - Things are Great

The sixth studio album from Band of Horses released on March 4, 2022. Lyricism reflects on past anxieties, emotional memories, and coping with trauma. Despite longtime members Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds departing the group in 2017, the two assisted with recording this album. The album also featured new bass guitarist Matt Gentling and guitarist Ian MacDougall however, MacDougall departed the band two months ahead of this album's release. The album received great praise and positive reviews for its intricate lyricism, and big sound. - Gemma Mastroianni

41. Alvvays - Blue Rev 🇨🇦

Alvvays took time between their first and second albums, but really made fans wait for their third effort. A long and arduous five years without new Alvvays music (to be fair, a worldwide pandemic did take up some of those years) made fans very thirsty. The band took what they do best, jangle pop, and made their sound more aggressive at points. We get classic sounding tracks like “After the Earthquake” where Alec O'Hanley’s familiar guitar tones dominate the track, but we get more experimental songs like “Pomerian Spinster”, which sounds like a proto-punk epic. It’s same-same, but different and very good. - Dakota Arsenault

40. Beach House - Once Twice Melody

Beach House delivered a double album of 18 tracks, which were all as we expected - dreamy, emotional, and transportive. There is a theme of moving through seasons as in the beginning of this LP it begins with lyrics “out in the summer sun” and ends with “into the darkness” on the final track. Each song is dynamic, majestic, and atmospheric. Does Beach House ever disappoint? - Gemma Mastroianni

39. Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time 🇨🇦

In her post “Call Me Maybe” career, Carly Rae Jepsen has become the sage best friend able to talk about relationships and sex in a fun and adult manner. Her B-Sides albums are filled with tracks that would make other artists jealous of Jepsen’s talent. Her latest foray into disco infused pop music has her reliving all the terrible dates she’s gone on (the deliciously sadistic “Beach House”) to butterflies you get when you fall in love (the mellow and hypnotic “Western Wind”). Here’s hoping we get The Loneliest Time B-Sides as well. - Dakota Arsenault

38. Animal Collective - Time Skiffs

Animal Collective finally made their comeback with their eleventh studio album; this being their first release in six whole years. If you know Animal Collective, you’re aware that their music becomes a bit weirder (in the best possible way), ambient, and eclectic with each new album. Animal Collective doesn’t hold back and you can always expect something experimental and out there with each new release, which is exactly what we have here. - Gemma Mastroianni

37. Arctic Monkeys - The Car

British hitmakers Arctic Monkeys are fully comfortable in their hard rock retirement. After causing confusion with the release of 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, which marked a significant sonic shift for the band and divided their previously unwavering fan base, they haven’t strayed far from their lounge act charade. Their seventh studio album, The Car, continues where they left off, yet trades a space exploration for a grounded quest unearthing mysterious characters and schemes. Bolstering an array of sonic embellishments, the group still flaunts a well-rounded groove and incorporates a newfound element of funk that thrives on tracks like “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am,” “Body Paint,” and “Hello You”. In an atmospheric, noir-esque style, orchestral arrangements flourish atop intricate, glittering instrumentation and Alex Turner’s precise, observational lyricism. The Car is a trailblazing journey into the serpentine mind and ambitions of Turner and company. - Emma Furrier

36. Hypernatural - Hypernatural

35. Fred Again… - Actual Life 3 (January 1- September 9 2022)

I remember camping at Coachella and hearing whispers about Fred Again being the set that everyone absolutely had to see. I had never heard of him before. I popped by the set quickly and left, but boy do I ever regret that. Luckily I had the chance to see him at an after party after his set here in Toronto, when months later I truly realized the magic of his music. Although just gaining true recognition this year following his Boiler Room set, Fred Again has been producing for some of the biggest artists in the game (Swedish House Mafia, Jamie XX, Dermot Kennedy, and more) for many years. In Actual Life 3, he takes sound clips from actual happenings in his life and turns them into exciting dance tracks that expand on the emotions captured in his actual life. It’s amazing to see such a simple concept expand into incredible art. - Gemma Mastroianni

34. Saba - Few Good Things

On his third rap album, Saba's Few Good Things is a masterclass in storytelling through rap. Saba paints a vivid picture of nostalgia, intergenerational trauma, Black pain and the importance of family and friendship. This is all coupled together with a warm atmospheric sound that jumps between energetic drums, neo-soul riffs and layered vocals. Filled with deft lyricism, Saba’s third album presents listeners with an unforgettable experience. - John Mendoza

33. Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong

Van Etten has been one of the steadiest artists of the last decade. Her blend of low-fi rock and folk cut to the core of what it means to be alive, tenderness, rage, love, jealousy, aspirations, grandeur and more are always covered in a SVE album. If you’re new to her music, check out “I’ll Try” or “Anything” to get a taste of her greatness. - Dakota Arsenault

32. Drake and 21 Savage - Her Loss 🇨🇦

]I can’t say I’ve ever had a Drake album on repeat, but this one sure got me. The collaboration between Drake and 21 Savage has catchy beats, clever lyrical ability, and is overall a fun album to throw on a party. Although not necessarily “deep” or inspiring in any way, it’s a reminder that not every album needs to be. This album is a hard-hitting fun one and I’ve definitely enjoyed the memes that have resulted from it (ha.) - Gemma Mastroianni

31. Taylor Swift - Midnights

Say what you want about Taylor Swift…girl can drop an album. Midnights is, objectively speaking, top to tail bangers. Swift has a knack for catchy hooks and singable choruses, and never not once has she pretended that wasn’t her biggest strength as a songwriter. Paired once again with bubblegum producer extraordinaire Jack Antonoff, Midnights is one of Taylor Swift’s strongest albums yet (rivaled only by 1989, perhaps). It goes without saying that liking or disliking Taylor Swift’s music is a matter of taste, but there is no denying she is a pop powerhouse, and she knows exactly what she’s doing. Midnights is no exception, and feels a bit like eating dessert before dinner: maybe it will give you a stomach ache later, but in the moment it’s just too good to resist. - Amanda McMillan

30. Hot Chip - Freakout/Release

Did you expect anything less than another exciting disco and dance inspired LP from Hot Chip? Even with themes of heart-ache and struggle, the band still delivers another dreamy and exciting album. The 11 track LP features house, 70s, funk, and 80’s influences and although it features many topics having to do with darkness, it also covers dancing, love, and togetherness, resulting in a well-rounded collection of tracks. - Gemma Mastroianni

29. Maggie Rodgers - Surrender

After the massive mainstream success of her debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, Maggie Rogers took three years to carefully craft her highly anticipated follow up. Surrender is a punch to the sky, a white flag soaring high, a total surrender of oneself to life and to love. While writing and recording the album, Rogers was simultaneously getting her masters degree in religion and public life at Harvard University’s Divinity school, where themes in her curriculum translated into the music she was making. There is a stark sense of self autonomy and sacrifice that laces the album together, in a poetic and all consuming way. Rogers excels at churning emotions and wearing her heart on her sleeve, and her sophomore album is this prerogative at its finest. - Emma Furrier

28. Angel Olsen - Big Time

Angel Olsen has long felt like this generation's Dolly Parton or Patsy Cline even if her music has often veered more towards folk or singer songwriter but on Big Time she fully channels her country goddess. The title track is destined to be a first dance for couples at their weddings, with its sweet but never saccharine lyrics about love. Let Olsen’s delicate twang wash over you and be enveloped in her feelings. - Dakota Arsenault

27. Orville Peck - Bronco 🇨🇦

Following the release strategy of Beach House’s album this year, Peck opted to release his album in thirds instead of just dropping singles. We get the most bombast and some of the most tender songs of his career so far. Peck was also able to lasso Norman Reedus, Margaret Cho, Kornbread and Riley Keogh to star in his videos. “The Curse of the Blackened Eye” showcases his vocals at his most heartbreaking in a song that reaches into the depths of your soul. If you are looking for boot stompers, check in to “Daytona Sand'' and the title track “Bronco”. - Dakota Arsenault

26. Hot Flash Heatwave - Sportswear

The third album from Hot Flash Heatwave is filled with themes of nostalgia and reflection, and features a ton of synths and a 2010’s indie psych-rock inspired sound. If you like Tame Impala, Wild Nothing, DIIV, or Inner Wave, you’ll absolutely love this one. With each album their sound progresses from bedroom indie-rock to something bigger, polished, and defined. - Gemma Mastroianni

25. Rosalía - Motomami

Spanish singer songwriter Rosalía released her third studio album “MOTOMAMI” in March, 2022. This personal LP is a concept album featuring ideas of struggle with fame, isolation, and feeling homesick, all with a heavy Latin influence. Rosalía features tons of genre bending, collaborations, and pushing musical boundaries in the mainstream. - Gemma Mastroianni

24. Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa

Spoon might be the single most consistent indie rock band ever. You can go back to early albums like Girls Can Tell or Gimme Fiction and listen to their latest Lucifer on the Sofa and see the throughline that connects them. That isn’t any kind of insult. Britt Daniel and company know what people like and they do it really, really well. “The Hardest Cut”, “Wild” and “Feels Alright” will get you dancing in your black skinny jeans and faded band tee with a PBR just like you did in 2005. - Dakota Arsenault

23. ODESZA - The Last Goodbye

It’s been five years since the last proper Odesza album (2017’s A Moment Apart), but the Washington state duo are back to transport you to a realm of magic and wonder with arena shaking drums. The centerpiece to the album is the title track “The Last Goodbye”, which features legendary blues singer Bettye LaVette. Other guest appearances include Swedish singer Låpsley on “Equal”, The Knocks on “Love Letter” among others. - Dakota Arsenault


MUNA seemingly blew up overnight with TikTok fame with breakout single “Silk Chiffon,” thanks to a special feature by sad-girl queer icon Phoebe Bridgers. It’s about time we had a fun, playful queer pop band make it to the big leagues. Tegan and Sara walked so MUNA could run (fun fact: MUNA was actually featured on Tegan & Sara’s 10th anniversary release of The Con in 2017). MUNA is the band’s third studio album, but it’s certainly a case of third time’s a charm here. With folks like HAIM, SNL’s Bowen Yang, and Ziwe counted as fans…MUNA is a band on the rise! - Amanda McMillan

21. Father John Misty - Chloe and the Next 20th Century

Josh Tillman has always teetered between mountain folkie and Vegas lounge act but on his fifth album under the Father John Misty moniker he seems to embrace the easy going piano vibes. He blends folk with smooth jazz and singer songwriter writing styles. It’s the type of album that if you have company coming over for dinner you can throw on and people will ask you who it is. Sometimes you just need something that is relaxing and soothing to the ears and Chloe and the Next 20th Century is that. - Dakota Arsenault

20. Foals - Life Is Yours

Foals always brings the energy, and you can expect nothing less on “Life Is Yours.” The LP is filled with disco inspired riff and pop-rock bass lines, and is also their first LP as a trio. - Gemma Mastroianni

19. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava

I don’t think it’s possible for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard to release a “bad” album. This is their fifth release of 2022, and is certainly best enjoyed from front to back (which I always appreciate) with each song sonically flowing into one another. As anticipated, this album features a vast amount of variety of instrumentation - from flutes to epic guitar shredding, this album leaves listeners blown away. - Gemma Mastroianni

18. Alex G - God Save The Animals

Alex G has long bubbled under the surface of the mainstream. He’s nine albums into his career already and a leader in the bedroom DIY scene. With God Save the Animals he seemed to start to make a breakthrough, even if it only reached as high as 144 on the Billboard charts. He doesn't break the mold here, but each album builds on the one previous. “Mission” is a tender song that features delicate guitar playing, while on the flip side you can listen to “No Bitterness” and see Alex cranking up the compositions. - Dakota Arsenault

17. SZA - SOS

SZA is back, baby! And not a moment too soon. The long awaited follow up to 2017’s Crtl is a whopping 23-track epic, featuring notable collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers and Travis Scott, as SZA continues to redefine herself and push the boundaries of genre. If we didn’t have the proof before, we certainly have it now that SZA is one of the best in the game; her flow is effortless, clever, and dynamic. She has a lot to say, getting more vulnerable with her audience than ever before. We’re really getting to know SZA now as an artist, seeing everything she’s capable of. It’s been five years since we’ve had a release from her, and it has certainly been worth the wait. - Amanda McMillan

16. Alexisonfire - Otherness 🇨🇦

2022 was the year of bands returning after long awaited absences. Alexisonfire last put out an album in 2009. Sure there were plenty of singles along the way and more reunion tours than one can count, but it wasn’t a full fledged return to form. With Otherness the band embraces melodic Metal instead of their usual Screamo past. The debut single from the album was “Sans Soliel'' that actually didn’t feature any screaming vocals from George Petit, making it sound more like a City and Colour song than AOF. If you’re willing to accept the changes to the band's sound, you’re in for a very rewarding treat. - Dakota Arsenault

15. Luna Li - Duality 🇨🇦

This debut dream pop album from Luna Li is charming, glistening and genuine. Much like the album’s name, Hannah Bussiere Kim (Luna's real name) carefully balances the duality between her lyricism and her dreamy production. Among all the orchestral strings, lush synths and delicate keys, Kim’s words are never buried but rather elevated through her thoughts of isolation and self-worth. By refusing to contain herself in one box, Luna Li proves herself to be a driving force in the pop music scene. - John Mendoza

14. Toro Y Moi - MAHAL

MAHAL features elements of jazz, psychedelic, indie-rock, and funk. I’ve always had a deep admiration for Toro Y Moi’s ability to genre bend in a way where he almost creates his own unique genre that doesn’t fit in a box with other artists. His unique ability in production and direction allows this album to stand out greatly from other releases in 2022. Featuring more interludes on this album than previous ones takes listeners on a bit more of an escape than the past- a really groovy one, that is. - Gemma Mastroianni

13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down

Nine long arduous years. That’s how much time has passed since YYY’s last album, Mosquito, was released. Karen O and company were once at the top of the Indie movement making heads roll. They were dangerous. Now they return as elder statesmen with a record that shows maturity, like on the track “Lovebomb” that makes you reflect on your own aging. But they also know what listeners want from a YYY’s album and give you the bombast with “Wolf” that features a killer orchestra breakdown. Please don’t disappear for nine years again, but if you must, make sure your return is this damn tasty. - Dakota Arsenault

12. Freddie Gibbs - $OUL $OLD $EPARATELY

Gibbs shares his first concept album about a fictional Las Vegas hotel, $$$ ("Triple-S") Resort and Casino. He shares a story about working in isolation on the album in this “hotel.” The theme of gambling is in relation to the risks he had to pursue to be successful in his music career. The LP is filled with high quality production and exciting collaborations with Kaytranada, James Blake, DJ Paul, and more. - Gemma Mastroianni

11. Black Country, New Road - Ants From Up There

10. Wallows - Tell Me That It's Over

Wallows is nowhere near over with their sophomore album ‘Tell me that it's over.”Melancholy lyrics and catchy instrumentations are riddled throughout the album giving a soundtrack to a young 20 somethings relationship with songs such as "Hard to Believe" with sharp violins leading to the thumping guitar and drums in the chorus. The album gets straight to the point with side A having a fast paced tone featuring songs such as "Especially you", "At the End of The Day", and "Marvelous." The success of this album has lead the band to play festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, and millions of streams.

9. Mitski - Laurel Hell

Resident sad girl Mitski is back with another banger of a release to make you bawl your eyes out. Her guitar playing is much more prominent on this release seemingly putting more of a focus on the musicality of her songs with as much emphasis as her excellent lyrics. Songs like “Stay Soft”, “The Only Heartbreaker” and “Love Me More” all have a funky 80’s synth rock feel to it that will get you dancing while you’re in your feelings. - Dakota Arsenualt

8. CINDER - saucers for eyes 🇨🇦

saucers for eyes is the debut EP release from Toronto-based experimental post-punk band Cinder. Written by Sam Reilly and Robyn Bond (co-written by Sean Panacci and Daniel Copithorn), saucers for eyes was one of the strongest releases from the Toronto underground scene in 2022. The EP kicks off with Through the TV. The track begins with a mid-tempo rhythm section groove. Robyn Bond’s drum performance drives the song’s progression as it eventually opens up into huge atmospheric ambience. Cell Phone is the most aggressive track on the record, featuring an ironic critique of social media culture. Death of a Friend is a morbid song discussing the untimely suicide of a past companion. The EP concludes with the track Vaulted Pain, which deals with the bitter discomfort that follows the dissolution of a close friendship. saucers for eyes is a memorable EP with something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to hear these tracks and more at a Cinder concert in 2023. - Jared Burke

7. Beyonce - Renaissance

The seventh studio album from Beyonce is a modern classic. Evidently, this collection takes a ton of inspiration from dance music with each song transitioning and flowing smoothly from one to the other. Many of the tracks also take inspiration directly from house music with the progression and beats featured. Listeners appreciated Beyonce taking more of an experimental approach with this LP and it has certainly left an impact on the music scene.

6. Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS

“PAINLESS” is by far one of the most unique sounding albums of the year. Yanya creates impactful music with texture, deeply personal lyricism, and a bit of a 90’s rock influence at times. Her unique voice (leaning on the deeper side) draws listeners in while she tells her story of heartbreak, and progresses through it with each track. With this only being her sophomore album, I couldn’t be more excited to see what else Yanya has in store. She doesn't hold back when it comes to sharing her stories, and marching to the beat of her own drum with sound. - Gemma Mastroianni

5. The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention

It’s been six years since the last Radiohead album and in that time we’ve gotten three solo albums and six soundtracks from the individual members. While the band claims in various interviews that they may or may not come back, fans can rejoice that singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Johnny Greenwood formed a new side project called The Smile that kind of sounds exactly like a Radiohead release. It is more in line with their guitar based work that features jazz like that on OK Computer, Kid A or Amnesiac. Seriously, if you like Radiohead, you’ll love this album. Please come back Radiohead. - Dakota Arsenault

4. The 1975 - Being Funny in a Foreign Language

After establishing their career as a band that wears many hats, each era of their work is thoroughly distinguished between sound, style, and aesthetic. On each artistic endeavor, The 1975 are keen to show listeners a new side to the band they know and love. Forever formidable, the Manchester quartet are at their very best on their fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language. Drawing inspiration from the sounds of the American South, combined with their Northern English roots, they have conjured up an intricate concept that sounds both familiar and entirely reinvigorating at once.They’re embracing cliches, reflection, pop centric hooks, and as always, blistering saxophone solos. Accepting things for as they are and coming to terms with emotions in a blunt way, Healy’s lyricism is refined and reads almost as dialogue or diary entries (“I’m sorry about my twenties, I was learnin’ the ropes/ I had a tendency of thinking about it after I spoke”). - Emma Furrier

3. Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

It had been over 1,855 days since we had heard any new projects from the modern rap legend Kendrick Lamar, but his fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, was completely worth the wait. A double album, this project is formatted as a therapy session where Kendrick tells stories of battling grief, struggles with mental and physical health, abuse, relationship issues, homophobia, and sexual assault. Kendrick uses an incredible motif of “tapdancing around the conversation” throughout the albums first half eventually leading up to the iconic collaboration between Lamar and actress Taylour Paige in a very heated argument during “We Cry Together.” The 6-minute single shows a lot of similarities to the iconic Eminem single, “Kim,” and the listener feels caught in the middle of the endless hurdles of insults towards one another, with an astounding 85 uses of “fuck.” The album features some heavy topics but also some heavy hitters including “N95”, “Count Me Out” and “Silent Hill” but also includes some great features from Kodak Black, Baby Keem, Summer Walker and Ghostface Killah. - Josiah Botting

2. Wet Leg - Wet Leg

No one had a bigger year than Isle of Wight’s newest export, Wet Leg. Founded in 2019 by longtime friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, the duo quickly established themselves as outspoken, witty songwriters and soft spoken, emboldened indie rockers. Their playful, whimsical energy is attributed to their close bond and eagerness to look inward in a self-deprecating, yet refreshingly sincere way. Their debut single “Chaise Lounge'' blew up in mid 2021 and amassed streaming numbers in the millions. The band’s eponymous debut album was released April 8, 2022 to a mass of new fans and turning heads. With a refuting distinct sense of urgency and laid back attitude, there is a strong appeal to their sound that will leave you singing about "Wet Dreams", twirling around your rooms, and rolling in the grass. - Emma Furrier

1. Warpaint - Radiate Like This

After a six year hiatus and several solo projects, Warpaint seems to have not only reunited, but have returned to each other. Their long history as bandmates is reflected in the flowy ease within each song, sprinkled with their familiar brand of feminine angst. The instrumentality of this album lives on its own wavelength, let alone the stunning vocals (the four part harmony on “Melting” is to die for) and rich, aching lyrics. Radiate Like This may very well be their best work yet, showcasing a sonic sophistication that is enriched by the effortless symbiosis of the band as whole. In a word: Gorgeous. - Amanda McMillan


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