Label: Mom + Pop
If you slept on of Polica's first album, 2012's stellar Give You The Ghost, then Shulamith is your wake-up call. Though, don't be afraid to fall asleep to these songs, they exist in a spacey, dreamlike atmosphere as lead singer Channy Leaneagh's vocals are filtered through auto-tune throughout.
However, while their debut album was all focused on style and tone—to the point it was often hard to decipher the lyrics—this time around the songwriting comes across more clearly as the vocals are less processed. "One for tiger, one for bear," she sings on the Justin Vernon featuring single "Tiff." "No one wants me, no one cares." This is mood music for when you're just not in the mood. —Insanul Ahmed