Album: Lonerism
Producer: Kevin Parker
Label: Modular

The word "psychedelic" scares some listeners into conjuring up ideas of jam bands and '60s-style rock meant for acid trips with wide-eyed hippies looking to expand their minds through music. One listen to "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and it's clear that Australia's Tame Impala deserves better than to be lumped in with the muddled mess of psychedelia in music.

The melody is strong enough to be plugged into a Beatles album, and there's an emotional chord struck in this song that makes any moment feel important, with or without the hallucinogens. — Jacob Moore