#12. Cults, Cults
Released: June 7 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Complex says: Cults released a few awesome songs and an EP on their BandCamp page last year and the Internet did the rest. They landed a deal with Columbia under Lily Allen's imprint In the Name Of. Their sound is '60s pop bathed in sugary synths as singers Madeline Follin (on vocals) and Brian Oblivion (on vocals and everything else) sing cheerily about regrets, hijacked love affairs, and the hauntings of childhood fears. The standout track on the album is “Abducted,” which is such an innocent vetting of a broken heart that we almost want to scream. "How could you!" goes the song, to the dumper. We're so glad cuffing season is over.