Six Underrated Albums of 2015

Other Lives, Rituals
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Stillwater, Oklahoma-based atmospheric indie rockers invoke names like Alt-J, Fleet Foxes, and early Radiohead.
 

Ultimate Painting, Green Lanes
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Formed by James of Veronica Falls and Jack of Mazes, this duo crafts simple and true ’60s and ’70s-inspired guitar pop.
 

Ryley Walker, Primrose Green
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An accomplished fingerstyle guitarist/songwriter whose music bridges similarities with Tim Buckley’s, Sandy Bull’s, Davey Graham’s and John Martyn’s.
 

Zun Zun Egui, Shackle’s Gift
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Bristol-based band blending an eclectic mix of genres.
 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
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Freaked-out psychedelic madness by way of Melbourne, Australia.
 

Bop English, Constant Bop
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Colorful retro pop from White Denim frontman James Petralli’s solo project.