Featuring co-production from Nicola Cruz, Verraco and more, the Uruguay producer's latest LP uses adventurous club music and pop touches to soundtrack her re-emergence from a chronic illness.
An alchemical collection of dub techno, bedroom torch songs rap from rising South London imprint Scenic Route. Saâda Bonaire's recently unearthed '90s album is brilliantly absurd and ahead of its time.
Charli XCX makes a compelling, sardonic comment on the music industry at the expense of making a truly great pop album. A treasure trove of live recordings that build on the British band's legacy, and make a great introduction for new fans, too.
Another deep—and deeply affecting—concept album from the South African maestro, this time focusing on identity, sentience and belonging. A grab-bag of a remix album with inspired turns from Anz, Nia Archives and LSDXOXO, highlighting the singer-songwriter's unique position in pop-dance crossover.
Republic RecordsOn what might be the best album yet, The Weeknd dives head-first into '80s synth pop and post-punk for a concept LP about a radio station in purgatory.
FKA twigs' astrology-themed "mixtape" is an exhilarating crowd pleaser, proving that sometimes the best work comes when we don't take ourselves too seriously.
An adventurous and excitable mix that makes the case for the Canadian artist as skilled a DJ as she is a singer and producer. JASSS signs to a prominent techno label and makes a riveting pop album instead. Recently reformed as a trio, The Pilotwings's third album is a sometimes outrageous, but always theatrical, collection of synth pop delights.
Sega Bodega folds garage and trance into a set of off-kilter love songs. Lotic's new music brims with confidence and self-assuredness as she doles out opullent tracks about love, longing and, ultimately, loss.
"It had elements of disco, but it also wasn't rock"—a new Dark Entries anthology captures the chaos and creativity of '80s synth music in Mexico.